Print Options

Back to Nutty Chocolate Caramels >

Include these items:

Select reviews >

Taste of Home Logo

Nutty Chocolate Caramels

 Nutty Chocolate Caramels
“My mother-in-law and her mother used this recipe and passed it on to me over 30 years ago,” says Anita Gay of Janesville, Wisconsin. “The caramels make a great gift during the holidays.”
48 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square pan with foil. Grease with 1 teaspoon butter;
  • set aside. Butter the sides of a heavy saucepan with 1 teaspoon
  • butter; add the corn syrup, water, sugar, chocolate, salt and
  • remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth and
  • blended, about 6 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in cream. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer
  • reads 245° (firm-ball stage), about 25 minutes. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in vanilla and walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Cool; cut into squares. Store in a covered container in the
  • refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before serving.
  • Yield: 4 dozen (about 1-3/4 pounds).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 74 calories,

2 of 2

Nutty Chocolate Caramels (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.