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 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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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"Very good and very easy to do"

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"My son picked these out to try this year for Christmas cookies and they are so good!!!! They weren't very difficult and we had no problems with sticking or dipping and they turned out amazing! We will be making these part of our go to holiday (or anytime) treats."

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"My husbands favorite."

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013 Edited Oct. 16, 2013

"The taste of these, I call them turtles, was delicious but I was disappointed in the final appearance. I bake all the time so I know what I'm doing however, here's where I was kind of annoyed. The recipe said to microwave 3 cups of choc chips. Well I wish I had used the double boiling method instead of the microwave. I think the recipe should have said to melt the chocolate a cup at a time in the microwave, because in one second the three cups of chips became real hard. So I could not dip the stacks, I had to paste the softened chocolate on to each piece. The taste was still very good but the chocolate did not have the shine I wanted it to have and unless it was refrigerated, the candy would get soft sitting out in a dish. So I suppose my problem was melting the three cups at one time, I suppose. What to you think?"

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