Melt 3 oz. chocolate as directed on package; cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, grate remaining chocolate; place in medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar.
Beat butter and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and melted chocolate; mix well. Gradually beat in flour until blended. Add nuts and salt; mix well.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 1-1/2 inches apart, on baking sheets.
Bake 12 min. or until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. Cool 5 min. on baking sheets. Add, 1 at a time, to grated chocolate mixture; toss to evenly coat. Place on wire racks; cool completely.
Enjoy a serving, 2 cookies, of these classic cookies on a special occasion.
Make it Easy
Use a blender or food processor to finely chop the pecans. Just be careful not to overprocess them or you'll end up with nut butter!
Does grating chocolate grate on your nerves? An easy alternative to make the grated chocolate/powdered sugar mixture is to chop the 2 oz. chocolate and add it to a blender or food processor along with the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Use pulsing action to blend 1 min. or until mixture is very fine.
Prepare using PLANTERS Walnuts.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fibers 0.6944g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
27 servings, 2 cookies each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.