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Pecan Caramel Clusters

A box of this mouthwatering homemade candy does an outstanding job of showing your affection on Valentine’s Day or any time. The recipe comes from Janice Price of Lexington, Kentucky, who notes, “These are delicious and so easy to make.”—Janice Price, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2 pounds


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 4 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, water and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in pecans.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Freeze for 15-20 minutes or until set.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine candy coatings. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds; stir until smooth. Dip caramel clusters in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 cluster: 152 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • lauripobanz
    Nov 11, 2016

    These are so good! I discovered that if you put them out of parchment paper they don't stick. I did one pan on parchment and the other on foil. As mentioned by others, it sticks terribly. I ended up wiping a damp warm cloth on the back of the foil and they finally came off. Also if they start getting sticky put them back in the freezer for a few min.

  • Queenlalisa
    Jun 7, 2016

    Very tasty pecan clusters. Can't go wrong with caramel, pecans and chocolate!

  • AKTigger
    May 7, 2015

    This has been a favorite in my house since the very first time I made them. I made a batch for my family for Valentine's Day, and my daughter's comment was, "Who BUYS chocolates? These are amazing!" I use 5 oz. each of white and semisweet coatings, and I generally get about 32 candies out of one batch.

  • 12kissthecook
    Feb 13, 2015

    These are so easy to make. I've been making them for my husband for Valentines Day for about 10 years.i did have problems with the wax paper sticking to the candy. I think it was because I left them in the freezer overnight instead for 15-20 minutes. Plus I now used those baking sheets and lightly sprayed butter spray oil on the baking sheets. They came loose so much better.

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    Jul 17, 2013


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  • ziggietig
    Apr 2, 2013

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  • DiahnCook
    Feb 13, 2013

    These have become our Valentine tradition. We make them every year and always get requests for more. Absolutely amazing and so easy. I do use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.

  • lottieda
    Nov 27, 2012

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  • maryvandorin
    Jan 11, 2012

    I have made these several times and they are wonderful. I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate