Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chocolate Billionaires

I was looking for a new candy to make for Christmas and found this on my friend's recipe blog: www.bethsfavoriterecipes.blogspot.com. These were a big hit.  They taste just like a candy bar.  Soooo good!

1 package (14 ounces) caramels
3 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup crisp rice cereal  (I used 1 1/2 cups)
3 cups milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp shortening

Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the caramels and water; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in pecans and cereal until coated. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.

Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip candy into chocolate, coating all sides; allow excess to drip off. Place on prepared pans. Refrigerate until set.

Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 pounds (32 pieces)

Source:  Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003



  1. They are delicious, aren't they? Glad you liked them!

  2. Oh my, I could have eaten them all!! Thanks for the recipe, Beth.