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Caramel Nougat Candy Recipe
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Caramel Nougat Candy Recipe

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With crunchy peanuts, gooey caramel and fluffy marshmallow creme, these sweet sensations taste just like one of my favorite candy bars. I usually make several batches of candy at a time to include on my Christmas dessert tray or to give as gifts.—Maddymoo, Taste of Home Online Community
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 105 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in marshmallow creme and peanut butter. Let stand 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Roll into 3/4-in. balls.
  2. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with water; stir until smooth. Dip balls in caramel; allow excess to drip off. Roll in peanuts and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Caramel Nougat Candy in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p71

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 105 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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