Butterscotch Pecan Softies are a nice change of pace. Not sweet, a nice mellow butterscotch flavor and an interesting texture. If you can, mix it up and let it chill overnight in the refrigerator. That lets the flavors meld and develop to a mellow butterscotch. Toasting the pecans deepens the flavor. Just be careful with multitasking while the pecans are toasting in a skillet. It doesn’t take long and when they are ready, they are ready. No fooling around trying to finish some other little thing. Or you might find yourself scraping too much dark off a bunch of pecans. Yep, you got the picture – yours truly is the voice of experience 🙂
- 1 ¾ cups pecans, toasted
- 1 can 14 ounces sweeted condensed milk
- 1 ½ cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 package instant butterscotch pudding mix, sugar free
- ¼ cup sugar
- 48 pecan halves, toasted
- Lightly toast 1 ¾ cups pecans in ungreased skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until fragrant.
- Place pecans in food processor. Pulse until pecans are finely ground.
- In bowl, stir together pecans, milk, coconut and pudding mix until blended.
- Cover and refrigerate at least an hour or until firm enough to handle.
- Shape mixture into one inch balls. Roll in sugar and set on waxed or parchment paper.
- Top each piece with a pecan half, flattening cookies just slightly.
- Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
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