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Caramel Cashew Clusters Recipe

Caramel Cashew Clusters Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Caramel Cashew Clusters

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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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