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Chocolate Caramel Wafers

To keep my holiday cooking quick, I've come to rely on fast recipes like this one. The crunchy-chewy tidbits are our youngster's favorite.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers
  • 8 plain milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), broken into squares
  • Chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • Place caramels and milk in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until melted. Stir until smooth. Spread over vanilla wafers; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Top each with a chocolate square. Place in a 225° oven for 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Spread with an icing knife. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 60 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • bonito15
    Aug 13, 2019

    Really good and oh so easy - love this

  • slickchickyee
    Dec 20, 2015

    Thanks for the suggestion with using a rolo's that works very good, in the oven for 2 minutes 225 temp quick and easy, love it

  • Ellen M
    Oct 12, 2015

    I will try melting a caramel on top in the oven and then melt a dark chocolate kiss that would eliminate the mess.

  • JennTats
    Dec 21, 2012

    I made my own vanilla wafers & used dark chocolate & almonds instead just because Thats what I like. Pretty good recipe, Thank you for sharing.

  • Ingepoo
    Dec 4, 2012

    I have not tried these but read the comments. What about using rolo's instead of the carmel and chocolate mess. Put them in the oven on top of the cookie and then after 5 minutes take out and press down with a pecan half. We do this with pretzel circles. just a thought. I am going to try it.

  • iamshaynec
    Dec 7, 2011

    Sounds great. Looks amazing in the picture. Does taste good too.Not such a quick recipe. VERY messy. I have chocolate every where! My baking sheets, the spatula, counter from transferring off the sheets.3 stars for taste but that's it.

  • 1968Debra
    Dec 19, 2010

    I love the taste, but they are very gooey to make. I am wondering if I just cut a caramel in have and placed in on the wafer, then melt it in the oven to soften it, then add the chocolate on top of that. Just a thought.