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Caramel Bug Candies

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Looking for a nutty dessert? Then check out these bug shaped caramel candies – perfect for Halloween.

Ingredients

24
thin chocolate wafer cookies
1 1/4
cups pecan pieces
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons whipping cream
48
pecan halves (11/4 cups)
24
strands rice stick noodles

Steps

  • 1 Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Place 12 wafer cookies on each cookie sheet. Arrange 6 pecan pieces around each cookie to make 3 legs per side.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and whipping cream uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Spoon melted caramel over cookies and pecan pieces to form oval shapes.
  • 3 Place 2 pecan halves on center of each caramel-coated cookie for wings.
  • 4 Break rice stick noodles into 1 1/2-inch pieces; press into head end of each candy to form antennae. Let stand until set, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 1 Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Place 12 wafer cookies on each cookie sheet. Arrange 6 pecan pieces around each cookie to make 3 legs per side.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and whipping cream uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Spoon melted caramel over cookies and pecan pieces to form oval shapes.
  • 3 Place 2 pecan halves on center of each caramel-coated cookie for wings.
  • 4 Break rice stick noodles into 1 1/2-inch pieces; press into head end of each candy to form antennae. Let stand until set, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Expert Tips

These candies can be stored tightly covered up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
191
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
0%
Saturated Fat
17g
0%
Sodium
7 1/2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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