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Caramel Mountain Candy Squares recipe

Caramel Mountain Candy Squares.

This fabulous candy recipe came about whenI decided to experiment with variations on my recipe for Cherry Mountain CandySquares. It was an instantaneous hit with my family and friendsand I’m positive will be with yours.

Another delicious recipe from our Family-FavoriteRecipes Collection.

Recipe: Caramel MountainCandy Squares

2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 (11.5-ounce) package premium white chocolate chips*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 (11-ounce) package Kraft brand softcaramel bits**
1 (11.5-ounce) package milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup (6 ounces) peanut butter, creamy or crunchy***
1 1/4 cups salted, dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely crushed****
1 tablespoon butter

  • Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with aluminum foiland lightly grease with butter; set aside.
  • In large saucepan combine sugar, milk,1/2 cup butter, marshmallows and salt. Bring to a full rollingboil over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.Remove from heat.
  • Add white chocolate chips and vanillaextract, stirring until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.Quickly add the caramel bits and stir just until caramels beginto soften (you want the bits to remain intact, not melt intothe mixture), then quickly pour into prepared pan and spreadevenly. Set aside.
  • In 4-cup measuring glass, melt milk chocolatechips in microwave oven on HIGH for 30 seconds, stir and microwavean additional 30 seconds; stir until melted. (If necessary, microwavean additional 15 to 30 seconds, but be very careful, as chocolateburns easily.) Stir in peanut butter, coarsely crushed peanutsand 1 tablespoon butter, mixing well. Spread chocolate mixtureevenly over the white chocolate/caramel mixture.
  • Allow to sit at room temperature untilcompletely set and firm (or after two hours, place in refrigeratorto speed up the hardening process).
  • Lift candy from pan by foil edges andplace on a cutting board. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in coolplace.

    Makes 117 (1-inch) squares.

    *I use (and prefer) NESTL ®TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels because they melt far betterthan another popular brand of white chocolate chips that I’vetried…and they taste better.

    **If you cannot find Kraft Soft CaramelBits, substitute with 11-ounces of their regular soft caramelsthat have been cut into bits by first quartering the squaresand then cutting the quarters in half with a pair of kitchenscissors (as was done for the batch in the photograph).

    ***I use natural-style peanut butter, howeverregular peanut butter works just as well.

    ****Tip: Place the peanuts in a large zipper-stylebag, removing as much air as possible, seal, and then use a rollingpin or kitchen mallet to coarsely crush.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1square): 86.5 calories; 47% calories from fat; 4.9g total fat;2.9mg cholesterol; 47.4mg sodium; 59.1mg potassium; 10.7g carbohydrates;0.7g fiber; 5.9g sugar; 10.0g net carbs; 1.5g protein.

    Copyright Hope Pryor, please see Termsof Use. Photograph by Hope Pryor; property of CooksRecipes.com.

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