Caramel Pecan Fudge Rounds

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Dec. 03, 2011

Ingredients

Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt 1/8 Teaspoon
Unsweetened chocolate square 2
Evaporated milk 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (1 Small Can)
Light corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Caramel 14 Ounce (1 Package)
Water 1 Tablespoon
Broken pecans 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Directions

MAKING

1) In a large heavy saucepan, place together sugar, salt, chocolate, evaporated milk, and corn syrup.

2) Gently heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and chocolate melts.

3) Raise the heat and cook without stirring, to 236°F or a teaspoon of sugar mixture dropped in cold water form soft ball.

4) Take the pan off the heat.

5) Add butter or margarine and vanilla. (Do not stir in.

6) Let cool in pan on a wire rack to 110°, or until bottom of pan feels lukewarm.

7) Base of the pan should come down to lukewarm.

8) Using whisk, beat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fudge starts to thicken and lose its glossiness.

9) Transfer into prepared dish.

10) Allow to stand until the sugar mixture sets-€” for 2 to 3 minutes.

FINALIZING

11) Knead half of the fudge, at a time, with your hands and until soft.

12) Roll each half into two rolls of 1 inch in diameter and 6 inches long.

13) Put the rolls on the wax paper.

14) In the top of a double boiler, place caramels with water.

15) Heat over hot water, stirring several times, until melted and mixture is creamy-smooth.

16) Allow to cool slightly.

17) On a sheet of wax paper, smear the pecans.

18) Work 1 roll at a time, cover about half the roll with caramel mixture and roll in pecans to coat well.

19) Turn the roll around and cover about half the roll with caramel mixture and roll in pecans to coat well.

20) Do the same with remaining fudge rolls.

21) Allow to stand until coating is firm.

SERVING

22) When ready to serve, slice about 1/2 inch thick and serve.

TIPS

Can be stored in refrigerator wrapped tightly in wax paper, foil, or transparent wrap, for 2-3 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 912Calories from Fat 372

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g67.7%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 238 mg9.92%

Total Carbohydrates 133 g44.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 115 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet