Choco-Caramel Nut Puddles

Pretty enough for an exclusive candy shop, these heavenly confections make a delicious presentation on a cookie plate or in a gift box.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24

Ingredients

7
oz milk chocolate chips
7
oz chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
10
caramels, unwrapped
2
teaspoons milk
12
dried papaya or pineapple pieces or apricots
12
pecan halves
  • 1 Using pencil, draw twenty-four 1 1/2-inch circles on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. In medium microwavable bowl, mix chocolate chips and candy coating. Microwave uncovered on Medium 3 to 4 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Stir until smooth. Spoon and spread 1 tablespoon chocolate mixture onto each circle. Refrigerate about 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Place 12-inch piece of waxed paper on work surface. Dip fruit pieces and pecan halves into chocolate; place on waxed paper.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and milk uncovered on Medium 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, stirring once every minute, until melted. Stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon caramel mixture onto each chocolate circle, leaving 1/2 inch chocolate showing around edge. Decorate each with dried fruit or nut; press down lightly. Refrigerate just until set.
  • 3 Gently remove candies from waxed paper. Store in single layer in airtight container.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Candy
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    20mg
    20%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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