How do you make peanut clusters?
- Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, until smooth.
- Add the peanuts and stir to combine.
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and drop spoonfuls of the chocolate peanuts down.
- Sprinkle with optional sea salt.
- Place in the fridge or freezer until chocolate sets.
How do you make caramel chocolate covered pecans?
- Place caramels, butter, and water in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Drop caramel pecan mixture by spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
- Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
How to melt caramel bits?
Easy microwave melting: Place 11 oz of caramel bits and 2 tablespoons water in medium microwave bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, stir until bits are completely melted.
How do you make chocolate covered caramels?
Melt semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate in a bowl. You can do this in a double boiler over the stove, or in the microwave in 30 second bursts. Drop caramels in the chocolate and cover them completely with the help of a fork. Use the fork to lift the caramels out of the chocolate.
How do you melt Kraft caramels?
Unwrap the KRAFT Caramels by gently squeezing the sides of the caramels and then peeling off the wrappers. Be sure to unwrap all of the caramels before melting. Place the unwrapped caramels into a medium-sized saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of water. Cook the caramels over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes.
How do you make turtle candy?
- Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a 6 quart pot.
- Continue cooking and stirring till mixture reaches 235-240 degrees.
- Quickly spoon the caramel over the pecan clusters, making sure caramel is touching each of the pecans.
What are caramel bits used for?
The unwrapped morsels are easy to melt and mix into your favorite recipes. Try them in caramel crunch bars, easy caramel apples or caramel-pecan brownies. For a fun treat, use this 11 ounce bag of caramel bits to make caramel popcorn, or melt and drizzle them over cakes and cookies.
Can you melt caramel chews?
No matter which form of caramel you are using, they both can be melted in the microwave, in a melting pot, on a stove top in a heavy pan (so the caramel doesn’t burn) or in a double boiler.
How do you harden caramel?
Cool 20 to 30 minutes then scatter the salt over the caramel. Then, let the caramel cool 3 1/2 hours. Unmold the caramel. If the caramel is too soft to work with, place into the refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes to firm up.
How long do homemade caramel candy last?
Homemade caramel candies don’t need to be stored in the fridge, as long as they’re wrapped well to be kept free of moisture. You can leave the caramels out at room temperature, tucked away from heat or light, and they’ll stay fresh for six to nine months.
What are the best peanuts for peanut clusters?
For our peanut clusters, we use less milk and more semisweet as we find it yields the best taste without being to sweet. SALTED PEANUTS provide the salty needed for the sweet going on in here! UNSALTED PEANUTS balance out the saltiness.
Why did my caramel turn out hard?
If the temperature gets too hot and the caramel becomes too hard as it cools, you can put it back in the pan with a couple of tablespoons of cold water to try and save it.
Does melted caramel harden?
Pour any leftover caramel into a glass jar. Let it cool down to room temperature, then store it in the fridge for up to 3 months. Add the liquid before the caramel cools. The caramel will harden a little in the fridge.
What is a katydid candy?
Katydids (Cases) Highly sought-after, super-raved about Katydids bring together soft, buttery caramel, whole fancy pecans and melt-in-your mouth chocolate.
What’s in a turtle pecan Cluster Blizzard?
Pecan pieces blended with chocolate, rich caramel and creamy vanilla soft serve.
Are caramel bits the same as caramels?
1 cup of caramel bits is equal to about 25 Kraft caramels. 25 Kraft caramels weigh about 5.5 ounces, therefore 1 cup of unwrapped caramel bits weighs about 5.5 ounces. If a recipe calls for 14 ounces of unwrapped caramels, you will need about 2 1/2 cups of caramel bits.
Can you use caramel bits instead of caramel chips?
Once they melt you’ll find they stick to parchment paper. I use the Kraft brand caramel bits but you can use any brand you’d like. Just be sure you are using bits instead of chews that you cut up. If you use chews they will burn while cooking.
How do you keep melted caramel from hardening?
Melt the caramels over low heat, stirring frequently to combine the caramels with the milk and butter. Adding milk and butter to the caramels is what helps to keep the caramel soft after the turtles are finished.
What is best to wrap homemade caramels in?
To wrap each caramel, cut a 3-inch square of wax or parchment paper. Place the caramel at the center of the square. Fold the bottom inch of paper up over the caramel, then overlap the top inch of paper down over the caramel.