Love Nibbles * Valentine's * Caramel Pecan Clusters

Recipe by Debber
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 2
YIELD: 3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (14 ounce) package caramels, unwrapped (of course)
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 2 12
    cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 4
    ounces dark chocolate confectionary coating
  • 4
    ounces almond bark (or white chocolate)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter two cookie sheets (do NOT try using wax paper--the caramel will stick to it).
  • Combine caramels, butter and water; zap in the microwave (uncovered) on high power for about 3 minutes--STIRRING every 30-45 seconds. Add the pecans and stir.
  • Drop from a spoon (use a knife to keep things neat) onto the BUTTERED baking sheets.
  • Chill sheets for an hour or freeze for 15 minutes (caramel will be set).
  • Coarsely chop both the dark chocolate and the almond bark/white candy coating.
  • Melt chocolate and bark in the microwave, on high for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  • Line cookie sheets with waxed paper.
  • Dip pecan clusters in the chocolate; place clusters on waxed paper. Chill until firm.
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