Buttery Pecan Caramels

Buttery Pecan Caramels
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These buttery caramels are topped with a crown of chocolate and a crunchy pecan half.
20 min
Prep Time
2:20
Total Time
64 caramels

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Line 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly butter foil. Set aside.
  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. 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. Pour into prepared pan. Cover; refrigerate just 1-1 1/2 hours or until firm.
  5. Cut into 64 pieces. Drop 1/4 teaspoon melted chocolate on top of each caramel; press pecan half into chocolate. Cover; store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 caramel)

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

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