What are they? A cookie? A candy? These chewy little pastry bites defy categorization. Gooey, decadent, and very addictive, they have it all. I created these little treats for my book Phyllo, and I think they bear repeating in a book that celebrates all things sweet and sticky.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, combine the honey, cream, sugar, and salt. Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes thick and syrupy and turns a warm, caramel brown, 5 to 7 minutes. The syrup should reach the soft-ball stage and register 240°F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and pecans.
Pour the Caramel into an Oiled Bowl. Let rest until it is cool enough to handle but still malleable. Divide the caramel into 12 equal portions. Using your hands, shape each portion into a long rope about
Lay 1 Sheet of Phyllo Dough Flat on a Work Surface. Brush lightly with melted butter, working from the edges to the center. Sprinkle with
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