Creamy Chocolate Caramels

Enjoy these creamy candies made using chocolate and nuts - perfect party dessert.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 64

1/2
cup finely chopped nuts
2
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
2
cups whipping (heavy) cream
3/4
cup light corn syrup
2
ounces unsweetened baking chocolate

  • 1 Grease bottom and sides of 8- or 9-inch square glass baking dish with butter. Spread nuts in pan. Heat remaining ingredients to boiling in heavy 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Cook over medium heat about 35 minutes, stirring frequently, to 245°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed. Immediately spread over nuts in pan. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 3 Cut candy into 1-inch squares. Wrap individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap. (Use metallic plastic wrap for a candy shop finish.) Store wrapped candies in airtight container.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Caramel
Calories
85
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.