Appalachian Food Christmas

Seaside Candy Roll

Seaside candy roll easy christmas candy
Granny has been making Seaside Candy Roll at Christmas for as long as I can remember. It’s super easy and quick-and since you store it in the frig-it’s long lasting and perfect for taking along with you to a Christmas gathering.

You need:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound powdered sugar (4 1/2 cups)

*Chop 1/2 cup of the pecans finely and 1/2 cup coarsely; mix together margarine, corn syrup, maple flavoring and salt;

*start adding powdered sugar a cup or so at a time;

*as you add the powdered sugar-the mixture will almost turn into a dough;

*turn the mixture out-and knead in the rest of the powdered sugar and the finely chopped nuts;

*once the mixture is smooth-divide it in half; roll/shape each half into a roll 2 inches thick; brush rolls with additional corn syrup;

*roll in coarsely chopped nuts; wrap in wax paper or foil and chill; slice into 1/4 inch pieces before serving.

I often skip the last step-cause it’s the messiest-and the Seaside Candy Rolls still taste great.

Ever had Seaside Candy Roll before?



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    January 19, 2011 at 4:09 am

    That looks awesome!
    I’ve heard of the recipe from my grandmother who always does all sorts of sweets.
    But she never made this for me.Think I’ll try the recipe and get her some.That will really make her happy.

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    Miss Cindy
    December 25, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Never had them, but they sure do look and sound good. I mean what’s not to like Sugar, Pecans, Maple flavor!!!!!

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    December 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I’ve never made those before, but they sure look yummy!

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    December 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I love these things! We just call them “nut logs” in my neck of the woods. I didn’t realize these were so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe & Merry Christmas!

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    December 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Never heard of it before. But I’ll be trying this as soon as I get my pecans all picked up.
    Me and the squirrels are battling it out. LOL

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    December 20, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I’ve heard of this, somewhere in the far back recesses of my mind. My Dad’s grandma was the big candy maker in our family, fudge, divinity, salt water taffy, and things like this, she had just the knack for it like my mom had a knack for pie crust.

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    December 20, 2010 at 11:18 am

    oh my! I think I NEED some of that , it reminds me of stuckey’s too! Can i substitute the corn syrup with something different though I wonder…I dont buy it or have any around but I have to make this..

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    December 20, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Oh My….This looks just like the Stuckeys pecan logs. That brings back fond memories of nearly every road trip made in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida in the 50’s and 60’s. What fun all those little trinkets were that we just had to have, and all those sweet treats were heavenly.
    Loved seeing your well worn recipe card..that shows it’s a much loved treat.
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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    Vicki Lane
    December 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    That’s a new one to me!

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    December 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I have never heard of Seaside Candy Roll, but Stuckey’s Pecan Roll has brought back a ton of memories! I treat to have in the car, shared with the whole family.

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    December 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    This looks so good -I really can’t wait to try it.

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    Pat in east TN
    December 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Those really look good and easy to make … I’m going to try them this week.

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    December 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I was thinking the same thing about the pecan log! Now I get to try to make one – super yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Tipper!

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    December 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Like pecan logs and this looks easy to make. Being homemade’s got to make it really good.

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    December 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I have so much enjoyed reading your emails every day. I look forward to it each day. I am trying to learn the ways and words of the native born North Carolinians. I have spent many years in FL learning their ways and originate from the Northeast. I guess I am what you call a half-back. I’m loving the learning! Merry Christmas!

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    Boyd Guthrie
    December 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I remember something very much like this, but I don’t remember what it was called. Thanks for this great old recipe. I look forward to trying it.

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    B. Ruth
    December 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    My, my that sounds like a Stuckeys Pecan Log!
    If anything ever came back from a road trip…one sure thing was to stop for a souvenir Stuckeys Pecan Log!…Mom would always say about the time for the Stuckey Store…I believe the kids need to go to the bathroom…but we knew it was for a Pecan Log!LOL
    It was divided between Mom and all three kids and it wasn’t a big one either. Everyone got a tiny bite..we were also thankful that Dad didn’t like them!…(he said)..LOL..but he loved all other candy with I always wondered about that!
    I have never made anything like the Seaside Candy Roll.
    Oh, how I wish I could make some for my Mother…she would have loved them!
    Thanks Tipper

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    December 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

    This looks exactly like the Stuckey’s Pecan Rolls we used to look forward to every time we drove home to Tennessee! Maybe a New Year’s treat this year….

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    kathryn Magendie
    December 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Oh and I love to see recipes that have been used and have ‘stains’ on them — showing they’re well loved and well used!

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    Kim Campbell
    December 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

    That looks really good! And easy too.

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    December 19, 2010 at 9:44 am

    haven’t made it but it sure looks yummy!! 🙂

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    Sheryl Paul
    December 19, 2010 at 8:35 am

    That sounds yummy, I am going to try it! So much for my diet, lol.

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    December 19, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Yum Yum and YUM!!! and this looks so easy even i the non baking non cooking person could do it. my dad loved the pecan rolls that are sold in all stores in florida, he wold have loved this one.

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    Canned Quilter
    December 19, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Tipper that looks just delicious! I shall have to try it and since I have spent the weekend picking out my pecans I have plenty to make it. Perfect timing : )

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