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Caramel Cashew Clusters

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + standing


2-1/2 dozen

Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them. After some trial and error, I came up with a winning recipe. —Karen Daniels, Jefferson City, Missouri
Caramel Cashew Clusters Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1 cup salted cashew halves
  • 28 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  1. Line baking sheets with waxed paper and grease paper with butter; set aside.
  2. In a microwave, melt 1 pound of candy coating; stir until smooth. Drop by scant tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans. Let stand until partially set, about 3 minutes. Top each with six or seven cashews. Let stand until completely set.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, combine caramels and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; stir until smooth. Spoon over cashews. Reheat caramel over low heat if it thickens. Melt remaining candy coating; spoon over caramel. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 228 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • mamaknowsbest
    Dec 26, 2016

    Excellent and beautiful!! These turtle like candies will go quick. Followed recipe except substituting Carmel bits warmed in microwave. Easy to make and loved by all! As a volunteer feild editor with Taste of Home I enjoy recipes that standout on a cookie tray and taste amazing!

  • rivergulch
    Oct 4, 2013

    quick and easy to make. and veryyyyy tasty........

  • Helenw7olf
    Feb 20, 2013

    Made these several times. Tried other nuts pecans, walnuts, peanuts all where very good

  • Troyellen
    Dec 19, 2012

    Very tasty.

  • tina42580
    Dec 5, 2012

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  • carlygiles
    Dec 1, 2012

    These are so easy and so delicious! I used my own homemade caramel instead of buying caramel, and they turned out wonderful!

  • bakergirlmd
    Sep 4, 2012

    Am wondering if you could you various chocolate (milk, semi-sweet, dark) in place of the milk chocolate candy coating. These sound great and not too difficult!

  • maryvandorin
    Jan 28, 2012

    These don't last long when I make them.

  • cg8s
    Dec 23, 2009

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