Chocolate Pecan Caramels

Sent to me by a friend, she doesn’t know where she obtained it, however I found it here – 

Taste of Home

1  Tbsp. plus 1 cup butter, softened, divided
1-1/2  Cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1  Cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2  Cups packed brown sugar
1  Cup light corn syrup
1/4  Cup water
1  Can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2  tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips; set aside.

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 a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).

Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan). Cool completely before cutting.

Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds (about 6-3/4 dozen).

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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