Chocolate Yule Log

Course : Candy
Serves: 1
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6 ounces chocolate bits
8 ounces cream cheese -- at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
2 cups minced pecans

Preparation / Directions:

Melt chocolate bits on very low heat or over boiling water. Remove from heat. Blend in cream cheese and vanilla. The mixture becomes shiny and seems to separate. Work powdered sugar into chocolate mixture until well blended. (Use electric mixer on low speed if desired.) Chill until firm (several hours or overnight.) Place half of candy in an 18" piece of waxed paper. Using hands, roll it into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Unwrap and roll the log in pecans. Repeat for other half. Chill until firm. Slice into 1/2 inch thick rounds for serving. Store in the refrigerator. Makes 2 pounds of candy.

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