Caramel Nut Log

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 6 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Microwave 1/2 cup butter and marshmallow creme in large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH, stirring once, until melted (1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes).
  • Stir until well mixed.
  • Stir in 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar; mix well.
  • Place onto surface lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar; knead in up to 1/2 cup additional powdered sugar with hands until mixture is firm and no longer shiny.
  • Divide mixture into 6 equal parts.
  • Shape each into 5x1-inch log; wrap in plastic food wrap.
  • Freeze until firm (at least 2 hours or overnight).
  • Line another baking sheet with waxed paper.
  • Set aside.
  • Place chopped nuts on another sheet of waxed paper.
  • Set aside.
  • Place caramels, 2 tablespoons butter and half& half in 2-quart saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until caramels are melted and smooth.
  • Reduce heat to low to keep caramel mixture warm.
  • Remove logs from freezer; unwrap.
  • Dip 1 log into warm caramel mixture with tongs or two-pronged meat fork.
  • Turn to coat; allow excess caramel mixture to drip back into pan.
  • Place caramel-coated log on nut-covered waxed paper.
  • Lifting waxed paper, roll log to coat with nuts.
  • (Use hands to press nuts into log, if necessary.) Set log onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet to cool.
  • Repeat with remaining logs.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour; wrap each log in plastic food wrap.
  • Store refrigerated.
  • To serve, cut each log into 12 slices; place each into foil candy cup.
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