Chocolate Caramel Critters

Chocolate Caramel Critters
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Salty and sweet, chewy and crunchy, these critters are sure to please.
40 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
36 critters

Ingredients

Caramel

1/2 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks
1/4 cup
light corn syrup
14 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla

Decorations

36
flat pretzel-shaped crisps
String licorice, cut into 2-inch pieces, if desired
1/2 cup
real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon
shortening
Mini candy-covered chocolate pieces
Slivered almonds

Directions

  1. Combine all caramel ingredients except vanilla in heavy, non-stick 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 11-15 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Continue cooking until candy thermometer reaches 240°F to 244°F. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour hot caramel mixture into small heat resistant measuring cup or bowl. Let cool 5-10 minutes or until firm enough to spoon.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Lay 18 pretzel crisps on each baking sheet. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel on top of each pretzel crisp. Immediately insert licorice pieces into caramel for legs. Let stand 10 minutes or until caramel is cool and almost firm.
  4. Combine chocolate chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread 1/4 teaspoon chocolate near top of each caramel critter. Top with 2 chocolate pieces for eyes and2 almond halves for teeth.
  5. Make edible spider web by drawing outline of spider web using your favorite white frosting. Set Chocolate Caramel Critters on top.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 critter)

Calories
60
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
8g
Protein
0g
Fat
3.5g
Sodium
25mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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its oohhh sooo good

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