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Caramel-Nut Chocolate Cups


Caramel-Nut Chocolate Cups

Caramel-Nut Chocolate Cups

Yield

Makes 36 candy cups

Ingredients

36 Chocolate Cups or purchased chocolate liqueur cups
3/4 cup plus 36 pecan halves, divided
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1-1/8 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Preparation

  1. Prepare Chocolate Cups; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread pecans on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from baking sheet; cool. Chop 3/4 cup pecan halves into uniform pieces. Reserve 36 pecan halves.
  3. Spoon scant 1 teaspoon caramel topping into each Chocolate Cup. Top each with 1 teaspoon chopped pecans, pressing gently; set aside.
  4. Fill bottom pan of double boiler with water to 1 inch below level of top pan. Bring water just to a boil; reduce heat to low. Place chocolate chips and shortening in top of double boiler. Stir until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
  5. Spoon scant 1 teaspoon melted chocolate around perimeter of each cup; smooth toward center until cup is fully covered. Immediately place one toasted pecan half in center. Let stand in cool place until firm. Store at room temperature in airtight container.

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