Go Nuts! Coconut Caramels
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling
Makesabout 3/4 pound
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 24 caramels
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, divided
- 1/2 cup white baking chips
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts
- Line an 8x4-in. loaf pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, 3/4 cup coconut, baking chips and peanuts. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 1 minute; stir. Cook, uncovered, 30-60 seconds longer or until caramels are melted; stir to combine. Press into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Cool.
- Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut candy into 1-in. squares.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 70 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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Dec 21, 2013
This is wonderful! I made a batch on the stovetop because I don't own a microwave and it came out deliciously! I would give this to any caramel lover. I used cashews instead of peanuts because peanuts are the object of a lot of allergy cases in my house, whereas cashews are not. I also refridgerated mine before cutting and it was a little difficult, but not messy. Great recipe.
Mar 30, 2012
These were just yummy! To get the marbling, I melted the white chocolate with the coconut separate from the caramels...then, I swirled it with a knife into the warm caramel mixture once it was in the pan.
Dec 23, 2011
I made this during Thanksgiving holiday and LOVED it!!! It was so quick and easy. I'm now making it to give to family on Christmas Eve.
Dec 14, 2011
This recipe cost me about $10.00 for the ingredients and netted about 1 1/2 lb of the candy. It is good, it is easy, but I will save myself the $$ and buy a Payday candy bar instead!
Apr 13, 2011
First off, these smell awesome when they are cooking and the combination of the coconut, caramels, peanuts and white chocolate tastes fantastic! I tried making these two different ways, though, and didn't get that beautiful marbled look int he picture. The first time I followed it exactly but probably stirred too much. The second time I cooked the caramels by themselves and added the other ingredients after the caramels were melted. Still no beautiful white marbling effect. Did anyone's turn out as pretty as the picture?
Mar 23, 2011
I must have done something wrong because mine turned out extremely hard. I was expecting a soft, chewy treat - basically like caramel, but with maybe a little crunch from the nuts. However, it was nearly impossible to cut, much less eat. The flavor was good, but it was just too hard to cut/eat.
Feb 9, 2011
I made these during the holidays, gave them to friends and family...they were delicious, easy and a bit hit!!
Dec 22, 2010
super easy & very yummy! Thanks
Dec 17, 2010
Once you get the caramels unwrapped, this is a fairly simple recipe for such magnificent results! Will be making again.
Sep 29, 2010
My daughter had her daycare children make this candy today. It was very easy to make and the children enjoyed the fact that they could do much of it themselves. What's more, it was the afternoon treat for the five additional children when the school bus dropped them off. Every one of the children loved this candy.