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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Caramel Pecan Candies

I can't take credit for this recipe.  I wish I could, but I got this idea from a lovely little lady who owns the most amazing chocolate shop ever, Nouveau.  I saw them in her store, and I immediately became addicted. Being so kind, she told me how to make them, and I couldn't believe how little effort they took.  She also sells candy molds and chocolate wafers to make your own chocolates at home...totally worth the time!


Pecan halves
Caramel squares (she recommended Nestle, but I actually just used the ones from the dollar store.  They worked wonderfully, too!)

First, unwrap all of your caramel squares.  (This is the most tedious part of the whole recipe but necessary.  Do yourself a favor and turn on your ipod.) Then, cute your caramel squares into thirds lengthways.  You'll want a pretty sharp knife, or if you're like me, kitchen scissors.  These are a lifesaver!

Next, take your newly cut caramel slices and smoosh them between two pecan halves.  Place them on a plate and microwave for about 15 seconds.  This is just to soften the caramel, not to melt it.

Once they are out of the microwave, give them another little smoosh just to make sure they hold together, let cool, and throw them into a bowl and watch them disappear!

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