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Butterscotch Yule Log Slices

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Butterscotch Yule Log Slices
SERVES
20
CHILL TIME
2 Hr
COOK TIME
10 Min

You may have burnt a Yule Log on Christmas Eve, or eaten a Yule Log cake on Christmas Day, but have you ever made Yule Log candy? "Yule" love the ease and the taste of this easy candy recipe for Butterscotch Yule Log Slices.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (4 ounces) pecan halves
What To Do:
  1. In the top of a double boiler, melt the butterscotch chips over hot water until smooth. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Stir in chopped pecans, mixing well, and chill until firm enough to handle.
     
  2. Form into a 10-inch-long roll on wax paper. Roll tightly in the wax paper to shape evenly.
     
  3. Unwrap and mark the surface lengthwise with the tines of a fork, and brush with the egg white. Press the pecan halves into the roll to completely cover the surface, and rewrap in wax paper.
     
  4. Chill 2 hours or overnight. Cut into 1/2-inch slices with a sharp knife.
     
Notes

These will hold for several weeks in the refrigerator if kept tightly wrapped and not sliced until used.

Looking more Christmas candy recipes to make for the holidays? Check out our free eCookbook, Christmas Candy Recipes: 24 Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts!

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I'm a pretty good cook, but I had trouble with this recipe. I could not get it to set up. I finally gave in and added powdered sugar to stiffen and made it into a butterscotch fudge.

What is the purpose of marking the surface lengthwise with the tines of a fork?

Hi there! The purpose of marking the surface is to create the effect that this looks like a real log. Enjoy!

In the picture, it looks like the pecans are "inside" the roll, yet it says to put them on the outside. Which is it? I also am wondering about the egg white.

Hi there! In step 3, you press the pecan halves onto the outside of the roll. If you do not want to use egg white to brush the outside of the roll, you may also use water. However, the egg white are safe to use. Enjoy!

What's the purpose of the egg whites? Just to hold the pecans on? I think I'd go without.

Would like to try for Christmas treat, but worry about using raw egg white. Could I use powdered sugar instead?

sound like might good

instead of using a raw egg white, perhaps consider reconstituted dry egg whites (such as "Just Whites" brand)

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