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Caramel Buckeye Candies

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + chilling

Makes

5-1/2 dozen

Dipped in caramel and drizzled with melted chocolate, these rich peanut-butter balls are also rolled in cereal and nuts. Yum! —Tiffany Voigt, Hilliard, Ohio
Caramel Buckeye Candies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • COATING:
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1-3/4 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) caramels
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups white baking chips and/or milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar until combined. Roll into 1/2-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine cereal and walnuts; set aside. In a microwave, melt caramels and butter; stir until smooth. Dip balls in caramel; allow excess to drip off. Roll in cereal mixture; return to baking sheets.
  3. In a microwave, melt chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over candies. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 candy: 154 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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