These Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bites take 5 minutes to make and what you end up with is a chocolate, caramel, pecan candy that is so good you’re going to want to eat the whole batch!
Alright guys, are you ready for this? Today I have one of the simplest, most delicious, holiday candy recipes that you’ll ever make. It is perfect for giving to friends and family as gifts, or bringing to holiday parties. People are going to think you are amazing and they’ll never guess it only took you 5 minutes!
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These Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bites are really just a super simple version of a Turtle candy, and you know how Melinda and I feel about Turtle flavored anything. We started getting together to make these, along with other Christmas goodies like our Rocky Road Bark, and Cowboy Bark, a few years ago and now we always include in them in our homemade food gifts. They are easy to store so we can make a ton of them, put them in Hefty Slider Bags, and store them in the freezer until we are ready to give them out.
All you need are chocolate caramel candies and pecan halves, that’s it! I also recommend a silpat mat to make life extra easy but if you don’t have one you can always use baking mat or parchment paper. Unwrap your candy and place them on a lined baking sheet, bake at 350°F for 3 minutes, then take them out of the oven and press a pecan half down on top of each chocolate caramel candy. Let them cool and then enjoy…I mean put them in a storage bag for later…these are gifts guys!!
Since Melinda and I usually do our candy and cookie baking the weekend after Thanksgiving we have to store all of it in the freezer for a couple of weeks. Hefty Slider bags are great because they have a strong, secure seal that keeps our goodies fresh and helps avoid spills and messes.
When the time comes to start handing out our gifts we fill cookie tins with everything we’ve made. If I’m mailing tins of homemade treats to a friend who is out of state I leave everything in slider bags since cookie tins aren’t always airtight and sometimes come open in transit. This year Hefty even has a few different fold over labels that you can download for free on their website so I can dress up my bags a little before pack them up and ship them off :).
Do you make homemade food gifts for friends and family over the holidays? What is your favorite recipe? Better yet, what do you like to receive!?
- 24 Chocolate Caramel candies
- 24 Pecan Halves
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper, parchment paper, or a silpat mat .
Place chocolate caramel candies on the baking sheet.
Bake for 3 minutes, or until candy is softened but not melted.
Remove from oven and press one pecan half down into each chocolate caramel candy.
Let cool completely then eat or store in an airtight container.