Caramel Cashew Clusters Recipe
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Caramel Cashew Clusters Recipe

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Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them. After some trial and error, I came up with a winning recipe. —Karen Daniels, Jefferson City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:24-30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 24-30 servings


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1 cup salted cashew halves
  • 28 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 228 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Line baking sheets with waxed paper and grease paper with butter; set aside.
  2. In a microwave, melt 1 pound of candy coating; stir until smooth. Drop by scant tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans. Let stand until partially set, about 3 minutes. Top each with six or seven cashews. Let stand until completely set.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, combine caramels and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; stir until smooth. Spoon over cashews. Reheat caramel over low heat if it thickens. Melt remaining candy coating; spoon over caramel. Let stand until set. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Caramel Cashew Clusters in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p170

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rivergulch User ID: 6817712 148005
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"quick and easy to make. and veryyyyy tasty........"

Helenw7olf User ID: 6908048 130879
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Made these several times. Tried other nuts pecans, walnuts, peanuts all where very good"

Troyellen User ID: 5723051 131939
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"Very tasty."

carlygiles User ID: 6894225 207048
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"These are so easy and so delicious! I used my own homemade caramel instead of buying caramel, and they turned out wonderful!"

bakergirlmd User ID: 6045723 131938
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Am wondering if you could you various chocolate (milk, semi-sweet, dark) in place of the milk chocolate candy coating. These sound great and not too difficult!"

maryvandorin User ID: 1430948 145560
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"These don't last long when I make them."

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