Love Nibbles * Valentine's * Caramel Pecan Clusters

"Re-use your old heart-shaped Valentine boxes, and fill with some of these tasty treats. Your Valentine will thank you! And this is SO easy with the microwave, you have NO excuse!"
 
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photo by Debber photo by Debber
photo by Debber
photo by Debber photo by Debber
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
3 dozen
Serves:
2
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ingredients

  • 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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Reviews

  1. ladydawn
    Mercy! These are wonderful, easy and a great addition to my Christmas cookie platter. Thank you so much!
     
  2. Kimmy44
    So easy to make. Thanks for posting. Just what I was looking for.
     
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    These should be outlawed, they are just way to good! after all the caramels are unwrapped these are easy to make and extremely habit-forming...great treat Debber, thanks for sharing!...Kitten:)
     
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