CHOCOLATE PECAN CARAMELS

This recipe is courtesy of Best Loved Cookies and Candy 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 cup Butter (Soft) and divided
  • 1 1/2 Cups Coarsely chopped pecans toasted
  • 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 14 Oz can Sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Line a 9×13 pan with foil, butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips and set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan melt remaining butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup and water, cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until temperature reaches 248 degrees.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into prepared (do not scrape pan). Cool completely.
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