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Caramel Nougat Candy

 Caramel Nougat Candy
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
48 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.