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Peanut Caramel Delights

 Peanut Caramel Delights
This recipe came from my grandmother. I love it because it is unique and friends enjoy receiving it as Christmas gifts.—Kathy Albright, Reading, Michigan
64 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square dish with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon
  • butter and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the corn syrup, peanut butter, vanilla, salt
  • and remaining butter. Beat on high speed for 1 minute. Gradually add
  • confectioner's sugar and mix well. Press into prepared pan.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with water; stir until
  • smooth. Stir in peanuts. Pour over corn syrup mixture. Refrigerate
  • for 1-1/2 hours or until firm.
  • Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Invert onto a cutting board; cut
  • into 1-in. pieces. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until
  • smooth. Dip candy in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place
  • on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in the refrigerator.

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Peanut Caramel Delights (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: 2-3/4 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 112 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.