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Chocolate Caramel Candy Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Candy Recipe

This dazzling treat tastes like a Snickers bar but has homemade flavor beyond compare. When I entered it in a recipe contest at our harvest festival, it won five ribbons, including grand prize and the judges' special award. -Jane Meek, Pahrump, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:96 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts
  • CARAMEL LAYER:
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

  • 1. Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; butter foil with 2 teaspoons butter and set aside.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate until set.
  • 3. For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and milk; bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Add peanuts. Spread over first layer. Refrigerate until set.
  • 4. For caramel layer, in a small heavy saucepan, combine caramels and cream; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Cook and stir 4 minutes. Spread over filling. Refrigerate until set.
  • 5. For icing, in another saucepan, combine chips and peanut butter; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Pour over the caramel layer. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 6. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes before cutting. Remove from pan and cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 86 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.