Making candy is a year round treat for me and my family. I love to make homemade caramel every Christmas, and use some of that caramel to make turtles.
However, sometimes during the year, while I crave those turtles, I just don’t have an hour to make caramel. I want to be sitting outside reading a book instead!
These Caramel Nut Clusters are a perfect treat to nibble on while reading that book! They take minutes to make, but look impressive.
By making a quick treat it leaves me more time to play with my family. Another favorite, quick treat is my Microwave Peanut Brittle. Crunchy and delicious, and made in the microwave in ten minutes!
We love Aimee's microwave candy creations! Don't miss her Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe.
- 1 11 oz bag premium caramel bits, or 25 caramel candies, unwrapped
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/2 cup dry roasted salted peanuts
- 3/4 cup halved pecans
- 6 ounces milk chocolate, melted
Lay a piece of parchment paper over a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
In a large, microwave safe bowl, add caramels, butter and heavy cream. Microwave on high for one minute.
Stir and microwave an additional 30 seconds. Stir (if not yet completely melted, add another 30 seconds).
Fold in nuts.
Drop by large tablespoon onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Shape scoops with fingertips so they look nice.
Spoon a dollop of melted chocolate onto each cluster. Refrigerate until set (about 15 minutes). Store in airtight container in refrigerator for one week. ENJOY.