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Cashew Caramel Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

about 3 pounds

Meet the Cook: A pretty plate of this yummy confection makes a great present! Cashews and caramel are such a delicious combination. I especially enjoy making this fudge for a holiday treat. Throughout the year, I do a lot of baking. Our four children are always ready with their appetites and opinions. -Cathy Grubelnik, Raton, New Mexico

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 24 caramels, quartered
  • 3/4 cup salted cashew halves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil with 2 teaspoons butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the milk, sugar and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil; boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow creme until melted. Fold in the caramels, cashews and vanilla.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Cool. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 85 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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