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Chocolate Billionaires Recipe
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Chocolate Billionaires Recipe

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I received this recipe from a friend while living in Texas. When we moved, I was sure to take the recipe with me. Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies. —June Humphrey, Strongsville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce equals 172 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the caramels and water; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in pecans and cereal until coated. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip candy into chocolate, coating all sides; allow excess to drip off. Place on prepared pans. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Originally published as Chocolate Billionaires in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p92

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce equals 172 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Absolutely delicious. These are everything you want in a candy. I did take the advice of one of the reviewers and made them a bit on the small side. It turned out to be the perfect bite when I did this. I will definitely be making these again-and again."

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Easy to make and delicious! I dipped mine in chocolate almond bark and they were well received."

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Can these be frozen? If so, for how long? I'm starting my Christmas baking & candy making now."

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"I wanted a chocolate treat for a retirement party at work....these were easy, Love the pecan/chocolate combo! A big hit w the office ! I did make them small and after dipping them in the choc. mix I drizzled white chocolate across some of the candies, and added choc. sprinkle to some to "fancy" them up a little."

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Tasty and easy. Sometimes I leave out the pecans for my nut-haters or switch up the kind of chocolate or even use milk chocolate almond bark, always delish. My one tip is to make them really small, smaller than you think, straight from the pot. They get a lot bigger after you add the chocolate, and the big ones really give your jaw a workout."

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