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Chocolate Billionaires Recipe

Chocolate Billionaires Recipe

I received this recipe from a friend while living in Texas. When we moved, I was sure to take the recipe with me. Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies. —June Humphrey, Strongsville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening


  • 1. Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the caramels and water; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in pecans and cereal until coated. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip candy into chocolate, coating all sides; allow excess to drip off. Place on prepared pans. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce-weight: 172 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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audrey39 User ID: 4709620 240906
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Positively delicious. I used a Silpat instead of waxed paper and used chocolate disks instead of chocolate chips and shortening. It is a keeper."

jp86983 User ID: 8537193 239873
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"Very good. Agree with others who said to make small, they are rich. Made to send to family and all loved them. Thanks!"

lvlinda User ID: 2678839 236350
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I made these several years ago and misplaced the recipe. Boy, am I glad to see it again. They were the hit of my cookie/candy trays and I look forward to surprising many friends with their return."

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 218553
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"This is the Best chocolate candy for 2014 * Everyone loved these rich, crunchy treats. Super easy to make. This recipe will adorn my Candy tray each year ! Delish. I elected to drizzle the chocolate across the small candy treats instead of dunking. It gave them a real nice Look. And everyone got a peek at the Inside, cause it was just as good as the Outside.

Yes think small.

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 214895
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Absolutely delicious. These are everything you want in a candy. I did take the advice of one of the reviewers and made them a bit on the small side. It turned out to be the perfect bite when I did this. I will definitely be making these again-and again."

Tiffany284 User ID: 8141221 214633
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"easy to make and delicious! I dipped mine in chocolate almond bark and they were well received."

bethmetherd User ID: 8098477 207268
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Can these be frozen? If so, for how long? I'm starting my Christmas baking & candy making now."

SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 135646
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"I wanted a chocolate treat for a retirement party at work....these were easy, Love the pecan/chocolate combo! A big hit w the office ! I did make them small and after dipping them in the choc. mix I drizzled white chocolate across some of the candies, and added choc. sprinkle to some to "fancy" them up a little."

fnstlug User ID: 3658849 153810
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Tasty and easy. Sometimes I leave out the pecans for my nut-haters or switch up the kind of chocolate or even use milk chocolate almond bark, always delish. My one tip is to make them really small, smaller than you think, straight from the pot. They get a lot bigger after you add the chocolate, and the big ones really give your jaw a workout."

klandrews84 User ID: 7066576 60122
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"Very good and very easy to do"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 149670
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"My son picked these out to try this year for Christmas cookies and they are so good!!!! They weren't very difficult and we had no problems with sticking or dipping and they turned out amazing! We will be making these part of our go to holiday (or anytime) treats."

yzermanfan User ID: 7440270 207267
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"My husbands favorite."

dekranouhi User ID: 3881839 70462
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013 Edited Oct. 16, 2013

"The taste of these, I call them turtles, was delicious but I was disappointed in the final appearance. I bake all the time so I know what I'm doing however, here's where I was kind of annoyed. The recipe said to microwave 3 cups of choc chips. Well I wish I had used the double boiling method instead of the microwave. I think the recipe should have said to melt the chocolate a cup at a time in the microwave, because in one second the three cups of chips became real hard. So I could not dip the stacks, I had to paste the softened chocolate on to each piece. The taste was still very good but the chocolate did not have the shine I wanted it to have and unless it was refrigerated, the candy would get soft sitting out in a dish. So I suppose my problem was melting the three cups at one time, I suppose. What to you think?"

resses User ID: 7414915 65851
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Good stuff thank u.."

AnnaRic User ID: 7208367 207266
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"So easy, so delicious! These were a huge hit! I sprinkled shredded sweetened coconut on half of them right after they were dipped in the chocolate. Nice add on but maybe a bit much as they were fairly sweet as prepared. Next time I'm going to try subbing out the pecans for Spanish peanuts (more sweet and salty as I'm a sucker for that flavor combination!). Will definitely make these again!"

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 82036
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I did not have enough pecans, so I used 2 1/2 cups cereal. To make these less 'messy' I used a small scoop. I did not use waxed paper, but instead parchment paper. I was wondering if a silpat would work well. For dipping I used a small fork which worked well. Nice candy recipe!"

rdelong004 User ID: 5868864 82034
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"This will be our 3rd year of making these for Christmas parties!!! We are now known for these when we show up... and they are so easy to make!"

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 207265
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"Messy but very easy to make, my family loved them!!"

twindyann User ID: 4338296 207264
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"My daughter made these & they were delicious. I will definitely be making them myself."

Kelli F. User ID: 1506371 69074
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"These are time consuming to make, but well worth the effort. They taste similar to 100 grand bars."

cbachtel User ID: 3618273 153808
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"This has become one of my annual Christmas candies. It is easy to make and tastes wonderful. I use milk chocolate candy discs instead of the chips and shortening, and if I can find them, use the caramel bits - you don't have to unwrap the caramels that way!"

LauraGallo User ID: 153711 65850
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"easy and delicious! We used semi-sweet morsels and they came out great."

Linda F User ID: 4370579 60118
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"This is sinfully delicious. I received this for a gift and I was the best. I will make it for friends and family. Prepare to be addicted, they are GREAT."

Steph12205 User ID: 2604368 60108
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2008

"If I wanted to sub in peanuts... woul dI use salted or un-salted?"

Saskie73 User ID: 286772 63889
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2008

"Maybe I did something wrong but these things were a mess. DO NOT USE GREASED WAXED PAPER. They'll stick horribly no matter how well you grease the waxed paper. Parchment paper seems to work much better.

They taste absolutely wonderful though, I've got no complaints about the ingredients, but the method needs a "trial and error" approach. Be prepared for some work... but I'm sure they're well worth it.
Other than my beef about the hassle and the mess, I'd be willing to bet that the base of melted caramel would hold together many wonderful things, like broken pretzel pieces, any nut of your choice, etc."

millimama User ID: 2695739 132548
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2007

"This candy tastes like 100Grand candy bars! Very Good!"

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