Holly Clegg’s Caramel Pecan Candies

We’ve got another delicously simple recipe from the one-and-only, local superstar chef Holly Clegg! Be sure to check out our favorite recipe of hers: Easy King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling! We know you will enjoy today’s Valentine’s treat!

Valentine’s Day is filled with sweets and treats of all kinds, but why not bypass those standard chocolates on the shelf and introduce your family to these easy homemade goodies. With only 4 ingredients, the Caramel Pecan Candies are easy to whip up and can be fun to get the kids in on the action too! These melt-in-your-mouth morsels, are a sweet and special way to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day! For more “good for your” heart recipes, check out www.hollyclegg.com.

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Caramel Pecan Candies from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age

The romance of a box of enticing chocolates made easily and affordable.

Makes 30 turtles

1 (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons skim milk
2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Combine caramels and milk in microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave another minute or until melted. Stir in pecans, and drop by tablespoonful onto wax paper covered baking sheets. Let stand until firm.
2. Microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute or until melted, stirring once.
3. Dip top of caramel candies into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip; place on wax paper. Let firm.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 121, Protein (g) 2, Carbohydrate (g) 14, Fat (g) 7, Calories from Fat (%) 52, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 11, Cholesterol (mg) 1, Sodium (mg) 33, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Spicy Advice: Hate unwrapping caramels? Look for bag of caramel bits ready to use.

Holly Clegg 7760 (3)head shotWith over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg, healthy cookbook author is the expert in  “Eating Healthy for Life.” Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series provides a practical approach to an overall healthier lifestyle.  Her series also includes “Eating Well” cookbooks that focus on recipes to help ease symptoms for cancer, diabetes and arthritis.  Holly has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today and The Huffington Post.  She also has a phone application, Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes which brings her signature recipes to your fingertips.

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