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Caramel Cashew Clusters

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + standing

Makes

2-1/2 dozen

Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them. After some trial and error, I came up with a winning recipe. —Karen Daniels, Jefferson City, Missouri
Caramel Cashew Clusters Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1 cup salted cashew halves
  • 28 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Line baking sheets with waxed paper and grease paper with butter; set aside.
  2. In a microwave, melt 1 pound of candy coating; stir until smooth. Drop by scant tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans. Let stand until partially set, about 3 minutes. Top each with six or seven cashews. Let stand until completely set.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, combine caramels and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; stir until smooth. Spoon over cashews. Reheat caramel over low heat if it thickens. Melt remaining candy coating; spoon over caramel. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 228 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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