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Go Nuts! Coconut Caramels

I saw this candy recipe on a cooking TV show, but made some adjustments to suit our tastes. We make the caramels every Easter, and many more times throughout the year. —Deanna Polito-Laughinghouse, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3/4 pound

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 24 caramels
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts

Directions

  • Line an 8x4-in. loaf pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, 3/4 cup coconut, baking chips and peanuts. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 1 minute; stir. Cook, uncovered, 30-60 seconds longer or until caramels are melted; stir to combine. Press into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Cool.
  • Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut candy into 1-in. squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 70 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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