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Chocolate-Caramel Nut Candies

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Chocolate-Caramel Nut Candies
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 24
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Pretty enough for an exclusive candy shop, these heavenly confections make a delicious presentation on a cookie plate or in a gift box.
Updated Oct 27, 2014

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Milk chocolate can be replaced with white, semisweet, bittersweet or dark chocolate.
  • tip 2
    For range-top preparation, in heavy 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. In 1-quart saucepan, melt caramels and milk over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.

Nutrition Information

80 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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