Candy- Caramel Pecan

Posted by on Nov 20, 2010 in Recipes | Comments Off

1/3 C plus ½ C butter, divided
20 cream-filled Oreo’s crushed
1-package (14 ounces) caramels
3 C pecan halves toasted

Topping:
¾ C semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
3 tbsp light corn syrup
¾ tsp vanilla extract

Melt 1/3 C butter; stir in the cookie crumbs.  Press into an ungreased 9” square baking dish.  Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set.  Cool on a wire rack.  In a saucepan over low heat, melt caramels and remaining butter.  Stir in the pecans.  Pour over the crust.  Cool.

For topping, in a saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, butter, cream and corn syrup.  Cook and stir over low heat until smooth.  Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla.  Pour over the caramel layer.  Cool on a wire rack.  Cut into 1” squares.  Yield about 6 ½ dozen.

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