Pecan, Chocolate and Salted Caramel Candies

Ingredients for these candies have been sitting around in my pantry since the holidays. Such a simple dessert and I never got around to making them. Recently, I needed something sweet and remembered these candies. These are so good; nothing better than pecans, caramel, chocolate and a sprinkling of Fleur de sel.

Pecan, Chocolate and Salted Caramel Candies

  • 2/3 cup pecans, chopped and toasted (see comment below)
  • 4-ounce block of caramel, cut into 16 pieces; or 16 caramel candies – there is a difference between these candies and a block of caramel (see comment below)
  • 16 bittersweet chocolate disks (1″ to 1-1/2″ disks)
  • a pinch of  Fleur de sel or other sea salt to garnish each candy

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Divided the pecans (scant  2 tsp. each) into 16 small piles on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten each caramel cube into the size of a half dollar, and place on top of the pecans. I used my heavy metal meat pounder which worked perfectly.

Heat in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes (I heated them for 3 minutes), until the caramel softens and begins to melt. Remove from the oven; wait 1 minute, then top each cluster with one disk of chocolate, pressing it into the softened caramel gently. Top each candy  with a few flakes of sea salt. Allow to cool before removing from the pan. I actually put them in the refrigerator to firm up and then brought them to room temperature to serve. Very, very, very good 🙂

Comment: 

Baker’s Nook (they have an online store as well) sells 1 and 5 pound blocks of yummy caramel.

I like to toast the pecans in a non-stick skillet until they become fragrant for just a few minutes. You can also toast them in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2016/03/18/pecan-and-salted-caramel-candies/

I’m taking these delicious candies over to Angie’s at Fiesta Friday #111 where the two co-hosts Naina @ Spice in the City and Julianna @ Foodie on Board are getting this party going.

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60 thoughts on “Pecan, Chocolate and Salted Caramel Candies

  1. Judi,
    These beauties have all my favorite flavors together! And the touch of salt with caramel! Yum! I cannot stop drooling here:) I like the idea of cooling them quickly ….the faster I get to eating them the better:)

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  2. I used to have a candy store years ago and these remind me of the chocolate turtles that I carried. They were one of the most popular items I sold so I can imagine how quickly yours disappeared.

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  3. I love chocolate and caramel. I would eat and eat and eat until they get finished. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a lovely week!

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