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Caramel Pecan Clusters

I make lots of candies and I often add a few ingredients or leave some out. My great-nephew, Josh, is my taste-tester, and this recipe is among his favorites. It seems that my snack jar is always going on empty, but this gives me great joy. —Marcille Groenke Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 clusters


  • 30 pecan halves
  • 6 caramels
  • 6 squares milk chocolate candy bar


  • On a greased baking sheet, arrange pecans in six clusters of five pecans each. Place a caramel on each cluster. Bake at 300° for 4-5 minutes or until caramels are melted.
  • Top each with a chocolate square. Bake 1 minute longer or until chocolate is melted. Spread the chocolate over caramel until smooth. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.
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  • Sarah
    Feb 14, 2018

    It's delicious, but be sure to use a greased baking sheet, like stated, or a silicone mat. I used wax paper that then fused with the melted caramel. Also, I used an XL Hershey's chocolate bar to get larger squares of chocolate, but it refuses to set and stays semi-melted at room temperature. I plan to try this recipe again with a silicone mat and another form of chocolate, like chocolate chips or Baker's chocolate. Overall, good idea for a recipe, but the ingredients are vague which lead to experimentation that I was not expecting when making a surprise treat to give my fiance for Valentine's Day.

  • Queenlalisa
    Mar 13, 2017

    These were so fun and easy to make with my daughter. They combine 3 of my favorite things. Make sure you use good quality caramels and chocolate so it melts well.

  • CynCarol
    Jan 24, 2016

    Fabulous Recipe! Made it just as written and loved it. Thanks.

  • michelle4773
    Dec 16, 2011

    SUPER easy recipe. Our caramel wouldn't melt properly so before placing them on the pecans I had to soften them in the microwave then flatten them on the turtle before putting in the oven. My family wouldn't stop eating them. Thanks for a recipe we will use every Christmas!!!

  • Addie222
    Dec 24, 2010

    Awesome and so easy! It took longer to unwrap and arrange than bake and eat! I did clusters of 3 pecan halves and half of a square of caramel. After that melted, I put a hershey's kiss in the center of the caramel and melted that for 1 more minute. Then I pushed another pecan half down onto the kiss to flatten it. Yummy!

  • Woodra
    Dec 16, 2010

    These are great and so easy. I made 24 with the milk chocolate and 24 with dark chocolate and can not keep these around

  • Kris Countryman
    Dec 12, 2009

    I make abut 24 of these at a time. I also use dark chocolate in place of the milk chocolate. So good!

  • kathyhh
    Dec 20, 2007

    I don't think 6 is enough I will double it to at least have 12 of them, too good to have only 6!!!

  • JoMom
    Dec 13, 2007

    These sound so easy and so good.

  • Barb
    Jun 9, 2007

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