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Puttin'-on-the-Ritz Candy

 Puttin'-on-the-Ritz Candy
Enlist the kids to help assemble these fun and tasty turtle-like candies. They make great holiday gifts from the kitchen. —Brenda Amyx, Robert Lee, Texas
36 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 36 butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the caramel topping and pecans on high
  • for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until mixture is thickened.
  • Cool for 5 minutes. Place the crackers on waxed paper-lined baking
  • sheets. Spoon 1 teaspoon caramel mixture over each cracker.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Dip the bottom of each cracker in chocolate; shake off
  • excess. Place caramel side down on waxed paper-lined pans.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 pieces) equals 90 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.