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Chocolate-Caramel Nut Candies

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Chocolate-Caramel Nut Candies
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • 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.

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

Directions

  • 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  

Milk chocolate can be replaced with white, semisweet, bittersweet or dark chocolate.

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 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35
)
Daily Value
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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