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Pecan Rolls Make Homemade Christmas Candy Easy


There’s nothing more comforting than a good old-fashioned classic candy at Christmas and Homemade Pecan Rolls are so easy to make you’ll want to make them all season long. These delicious homemade candy logs are perfect wrapped as logs or as individual slices in wax paper, tied with ribbon and given as gifts. They also make a great addition to Christmas dessert boards or as a sweet accompaniment to savory charcuteries.

Be sure to make yourself a batch, too, and tuck away for the trip to Grandma’s house on Christmas. Other dessert ideas you might enjoy for holiday road trips that are super easy are my 2-ingredient Elf Munch and Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies.

More Recipes that are perfect for the Holidays!

Check out some other great recipes from “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2” that are perfect for the holidays.

Easy Recipes for Christmas
Elf Biscuits
Cranberry Dip

Breakfast Recipes
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Monkey Bread

New Year’s Eve Recipes
Cranberry BBQ Crockpot Meatballs

Tips for Perfect Pecan Rolls

  • This recipe is super easy and only uses six ingredients.
  • Use parchment paper placed on a baking sheet that can fit in your fridge, for the marshmallow rolls to be chilled.
  • Spray hands with non-stick spray before forming the marshmallow rolls.
  • I used the microwave to melt caramels. Unwrap individual caramels and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until the caramel is smooth.
  • I purchased chopped pecans and still did a rough chop to make some of the larger pieces a bit smaller.

Thank you to Shonna Battles from Greenbrier for this delicious and easy Homemade Pecan Rolls Christmas Candy recipe!

Pecan Rolls


  • 1 (7-ounce) jar of marshmallow crème
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14 ounces caramels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans


Combine marshmallow crème, powdered sugar, and vanilla, mixing well with hands. Shape into 5 rolls and chill for 2-3 hours. After rolls are chilled, combine caramels and water on top of double boiler; cook until melted. Dip each roll into melted caramels and roll in pecans. Chill 1 hour. Cut into slices.


There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” cookbook; all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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One response to “Pecan Rolls Make Homemade Christmas Candy Easy”

  1. Gina says:

    ohh..thanks for sharing the recipe. I can’t wait to make these!

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