Sweet & Salty Candy Cups

Sweet & Salty Candy Cups

Colorful dried fruits add texture to these crunchy candies.

25 min. prep time
36 candies
141 Rating


1 1/2 cups broken pretzel pieces
1 !/2 cups salted mixed nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup white baking chips
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest


Place mini foil baking cups or candy cups into 36 mini muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine pretzels, nuts, cranberries and apricots in large bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved. Boil 3 minutes. Add white baking chips and orange zest; stir until chips are melted. Pour mixture over nut mixture in large bowl; mix well to coat.

Spoon candy mixture evenly into foil cups. Let stand 15 minutes to set.

Recipe Tip

You can use your favorite salted nuts and dried fruits in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 105mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14568©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Try spraying your hands with vegetable spray as a way of manipulating the dried fruit better.
It was a little hard to stir all the ingredients together; the cranberries tended to bunch up together. I just kept a wet cloth nearby and dabbed my hands on it to help mold the candies together and separate the cranberries. That sweet & salty taste together is excellent. I intend to use these candies in gift baskets so they look very festive in shiny silver candy holders. I will make this again.

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