Pecan & Salted Caramel Candies





This quick, easy candy combines toasted pecans, caramel, chocolate, and coarse sea salt, for a gourmet touch..

Pecan & Salted Caramel Candies

Yield: 16 candies

Ingredients:
  • 16 bittersweet chocolate disks (1" to 1 1/2" disks)
  • 4-ounce block of caramel, cut into 16 pieces; or 16 caramel candies
  • a pinch of Fleur de Sel or other sea salt, to garnish each candy
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325�F.
  2. Divide the pecans into 16 small piles on a parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheet (a scant 2 teaspoons pecans each).
  3. Flatten each caramel cube into the size of a half dollar, and place on the pecans.
  4. Heat in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, until the caramel softens and begins to melt.
  5. Remove from the oven; wait 1 minute, then top each cluster with one disk of chocolate, pressing it into the softened caramel gently.
  6. Top each candy with a few flakes of Fleur de Sel, or other coarse sea salt.
  7. Allow the caramel and chocolate to cool and set before removing candies from the pan.

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