Sweet & Salty Candy Cups

Sweet & Salty Candy Cups
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1 Review
Colorful dried fruits add texture to these crunchy candies.
25 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
36 candies

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups
broken pretzel pieces
1 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
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
3/4 cup
white baking chips
1 tablespoon
freshly grated orange zest

Directions

  1. Place mini foil baking cups or candy cups into 36 mini muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine pretzels, nuts, cranberries and apricots in large bowl; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Spoon candy mixture evenly into foil cups. Let stand 15 minutes to set.

Recipe Tips

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

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
13g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
105mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This recipe would be just fine to make a few days before you want to serve them.

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Try spraying your hands with vegetable spray as a way of manipulating the dried fruit better.

Rating

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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