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These delicious pecan caramel clusters are the perfect homemade candy recipe, perfect for the holidays or Valentine's Day! If you like homemade turtles, you'll love this chewy pecan caramel candy dipped in chocolate for a special treat. 

Pecan Caramel Clusters

These delicious pecan caramel clusters are the perfect homemade candy recipe, perfect for Christmas or Valentine's Day! If you like homemade turtles, you'll love this chewy pecan caramel candy dipped in chocolate for a special treat.

Keyword Christmas, homemade candy, pecan caramel candy, pecan caramel clusters, turtles, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 50
Author FindingZest.com

Ingredients

  • 1 13 ounce package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream half-and-half or milk
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 2/3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In large microwave safe bowl, melt caramels, butter, and heavy whipping cream in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until fully melted and smooth.

  2. Stir in chopped pecans.
  3. Drop nut mixture by spoonfuls onto two baking sheets lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  4. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. In medium microwave save bowl, melt chocolate chips and oil in microwave starting with one 30 second interval and then 15 second intervals. Stir after each interval just until fully melted and smooth. (DO NOT OVER COOK)
  6. Dip each caramel cluster into chocolate using two forks until fully coated, gently shaking off excess and place on lined baking sheet.
  7. Chill until firm.