• 2 cups butter (4 sticks)
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3-oz. water
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking oil spray

 

Directions:

  • Spray four sheets of parchment with cooking oil spray and set them aside.
  • On a clean, flat surface lay out four more sheets of parchment overlapping the long edges by about an inch. Spray the sheets with cooking oil spray.
  • Place butter, sugar, syrups and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Have vanilla and salt prepared in a small bowl near the stove.
  • Cook the mixture over medium-high heat to 298° on a candy thermometer (about 10 minutes). Stir constantly.
  • Immediately remove from the heat and quickly stir in vanilla and salt.
  • Pour onto the four pieces of parchment.
  • Sprinkle the pecans over the entire area of the candy.
  • Place the other parchment, oiled side down, on top of the candy. Use a rolling pin to roll out to about ¼ inch thick.
  • Melt chocolate chips either in the microwave or double-boiler style.
  • Pour melted chocolate over candy and spread to cover surface.
  • Allow candy to cool completely and then break into pieces.
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