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Caramel Nut Marshmallows

These are a different kind of treat for the holiday candy plate. I had this recipe long before microwaves, but now preparation is much easier.—Berdine See, Independence, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 36 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 20 large marshmallows


  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. Place nuts in a shallow dish. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels and water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-90 seconds or until melted, stirring twice.
  • Dip each marshmallow into melted caramel, then roll in pecans. Place on prepared baking sheet. Let marshmallows stand until set.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hershey caramels. This recipe was tested with an 1100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 154 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • mariwhits
    Dec 17, 2010

    very good and easy to make i will make this again

  • sondy13
    Nov 13, 2008

    I found the heated caramels were too hot to use my fingers, so I used a toothpick. Some of the caramel combo slid down on the marshmallow, but the residents of a senior living center, thought they were great, especially since the toothpick helped then handle the delightful treat.