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Candy Box Caramels

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Candy Box Caramels

Ingredients:

12 oz Chocolate &/or Vanilla Flavor Candy Coating, coarsely chopped (substitute milk chocolate, dark chocolate and/or white baking chocolate with cocoa butter for the candy coating
1 cup Toffee Pieces, crushed; finely chopped pistachio nuts; and/or nonpareils
1 pkg Vanilla Caramels, unwrapped, about 48
2 oz Vanilla &/or Chocolate Flavor Candy Coating, coarsely chopped, optional

Directions:

Place 12 oz. candy coating in microwave safe 4 cups glass measure. Microwave, uncovered, on 100 percent power about 3 minutes or just until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. On lined a baking sheet with waxed paper, set aside. Place toffee pieces, nuts, and/or nonpareils in shallow dishes. If desired, insert a short plastic or wooden skewer into each caramel. Dip caramels, one at a time, into melted coating, turning to coat as much as desired and letting excess coating drip off. Dip into toffee pieces, nuts, and/or nonpareils. Place on prepared baking sheet. Let stand about 1 hour or until set. If desired, in microwave safe bowl, microwave 2 ox. of contrasting color candy coating on 100 percent power about 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool slightly. Drizzle over caramels. Let stand until set. Makes 48