Caramel Nougat Pecan Rolls

The sweetest vanilla nougat, wrapped up in soft buttery caramel, with a layer of pecans on the outside to make a perfect candy log. This is Christmas at it’s finest! Perfect for host or neighbor gifts.

Caramel Nougat Pecan Rolls

Ingredients
For the nougat

  1.  1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, for greasing (plus more if necessary)
  2.  1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream
  3.  3 cups sugar
  4.  3 tablespoons corn syrup
  5.  1/4 teaspoon salt
  6.  3 tablespoons butter (from the stick you used to rub the pans)
  7.  1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

For the caramel

  1.  1 cup heavy cream
  2.  1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  3.  1 cup dark corn syrup
  4.  2 cups sugar
  5.  1 cup heavy cream
  6.  1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  7.  7-10 cup pecans, toasted if you like

Instructions
FOR THE NOUGAT:

  • Use 1 stick of butter to rub the bottom and sides of a heavy 3 quart saucepan, all the way to the top. Don't be stingy.
  • Use the same stick of butter to rub the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch pan. Set aside the rest of the stick of butter, you will need it later.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 cups cream, 3 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons corn syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the buttered pan. Stir together over high heat. Attach your candy thermometer to the side of the pan, and make sure the bottom of it is not touching the pan.