Monday, December 5, 2011

Pecan & Salted Caramel Candies and Pintrest

If you have not found Pintrest yet, I highly recommend it.  I just love it and I know you will too.  My oldest two girls are also addicted.  What is Pintrest?  I found this definition on their website....

 Pinterest is a viritual pinboard.  Pintrest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

I am constantly on Pintrest and I have already found several recipes.  I made these yummy little treats this past weekend for a Sunday School Party.  They are easy and just delightful!  Please visit King Arthur Flour for this recipe.  I did change it a bit  based on some of the comments I found on the website but still the same general idea. This is a great new holiday candy!

Pecan and Salted Caramel Candies (adapted from King Arthur Flour)

pecan halves
1 bag of Kraft caramels
sea salt
Ghiradelli 60% cacao chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325.  Lightly grease or line with parchment paper. Flatten caramels using a rolling pin, glass or whatever works for you.  I used the bottom of a glass and then made the edges more pliable with my fingers.  Place 2 pecan halves side by side on cookie sheet - repeating as often as you have room on your cookie sheet.  Top with a flattened caramel and heat in oven for about 5 minutes.  Remove and top with 3 chocolate chips; return to oven for about 1 minutes then sprinkle with sea salt;  Top with another pecan half

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