Capping off the meal

  (Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times)

 

CHOCOLATE HAMANTASCHEN WITH CARAMEL PECAN FILLING

CARAMEL PECAN FILLING

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

2 cups toasted chopped pecans

7 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 cup milk or nondairy creamer

1/4 cup honey

CHOCOLATE FILLING

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk, whipping cream or coffee

1 cup chopped toasted walnuts

HAMANTASCHEN

3 cups flour

1/2 cup finely ground almonds

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt