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Buttery Pecan Caramels

Buttery Pecan Caramels

These buttery caramels are topped with a crown of chocolate and a crunchy pecan half.

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20 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 20 min
Total Time


2 cups sugar

2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

64 pecan halves

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly butter foil. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, 1 cup half & half, corn syrup and butter in 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally,15-18 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil.

  3. STEP 3

    Add remaining half & half. Continue cooking, stirring often, 45-55 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 245°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour into prepared pan. Cover; refrigerate just 1-1 1/2 hours or until firm.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut into 64 pieces. Drop 1/4 teaspoon melted chocolate on top of each caramel; press pecan half into chocolate. Cover; store refrigerated.

Tip #1

- To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free baking chips.

Tip #2

- This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition (1 caramel)

80 Calories
4 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
20 Sodium (mg)
11 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
0 Protein (g)
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