December 21, 2011

Five Spice Chocolate Dipped Pecans

 
Maybe it is the holidays that provide me with the perfect excuse to drench everything in chocolate. 

Nevertheless, these five spice chocolate dipped pecans are winners any time of year. I could not believe how tasty these little suckers are. A tiny pinch of Chinese five spice sends chocolate to another planet. A planet I would buy real estate on.  

Warning: Your hands will get delightfully messy as you dig out each nut from the chocolate. Enjoy it, although you should try to avoid licking your fingers until the end. I had to wash my digits a few times… 

What! It’s Chocolate!

We should play with our food more.

Five Spice Chocolate Dipped Pecans

Ingredients
1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips (dairy free)
4 tablespoons thick coconut milk (find in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores)
2 cups pecan halves
½ teaspoon Chinese five spice powder

Directions
Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, five spice, and coconut milk together, mixing constantly with a rubber spatula. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, immediately take if off the heat. Gently fold in the pecan halves until completely coated. With a fork (or your favorite retrieving device) remove each pecan and place onto the paper lined sheet pan. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature until it hardens, about 1 hour. Store them in an air tight container in a cool, dry place until you are ready to munch!  

21 comments:

  1. I am always buying those coated nuts they offer at festivals and they never seem to make it home! Yet, I haven't come across anyone that makes them like this. I love the components you brought together here, thanks for introducing this sweet spicy snack right in time for entertaining.I wish you the best this holiday season-enjoy!

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  2. I am not a choc person but sure like this you have added five spice powder into this recipe. You know for me, this spice powder is normally into roast and all those spicy food I make. I like this unique recipe of yours.

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  3. Oh wow... I love chocolate covered nuts to begin with, but adding five spice sounds like it pushes them straight into eat-the-whole-batch-in-one-sitting territory. :)
    Might just make a batch... for, y'know, last minute gifts and such (which may or may not be for me, but let's pretend I didn't say that)

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  4. My goodness, I really love the look of those treats! I'm a huge fan of pecans and I must say that this looks like a very delightful way to enjoy them!

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  5. Yum--sweet and spicy! My kind of snack.

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  6. Everything is better with chocolate :)
    I love 5 spice powder, but have never used it anything sweet!

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  7. 5 spice is pretty amazing!! I love that you added it to a chocolate. Amazing combination. :) Have a Merry Christmas. :)

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  8. Fantastic! I love chocolate covered pecans AND Chinese Five Spice, but sadly, I developed an allergy to cinnamon, so I can't have the 5 spice any more.....dang it!

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  9. 5 Spice has been the discovery of the year for me - I can't believe it took me so long! Your nuts look delicious. ;)

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  10. Yum! Five spice and chocolate are a wonderful combination and the pecan brings it all together. Brava!

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  11. That sounds like a perfectly legit excuse to drown everything in chocolate to me!! I so need to get on your holiday mailing list...

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  12. These chocolates look amazing and the colors very vibrant! Flavor must be deliciously bold.

    ~ ray ~

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  13. Five spice and chocolate? Ingenious combination. I'm thinking up an occasion..... :)

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  14. Merry Christmas!!! happy holidays, all the best. xoxo

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  15. Oh these pecans look just amazing!!

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  16. Happy Christmas!! Thank you for sharing all these delicious recipes with us! Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your nice comments!

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  17. This is my kind of snack, and this would make a great gift.

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  18. Oh, I love the idea of a little 5 spice powder in these gems! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!

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  19. My goodness, this sounds amazing. I love chocolate covered nuts (any nuts) but never had one with five spice powder. Looks extremely delicious and sounds addicting.. :-)

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  20. Oooo la la! This sounds AMAZING! You can't go wrong with spice and chocolate! YUM!

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  21. I love five spice and combining it with chocholate sounds great. Covering pecans with the mixture takes it over the top. Perfect with Chanpagne on New years.

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