Monday, December 13, 2021

Chocolate and Caramel Candy (aka Chocolate Billionaires)


    When I used to go to Christmas parties, I always took these chocolate and caramel candies.  Everyone raved about how good they were and I never let on, just how easy they are to prepare.  Easy to make and tastes so good.  Each bite is full of crunch and yummy goodness.  I am sure it will become a family favorite.


  • 2 c. milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ c. chopped pecans
  • 1 c. crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) caramels
  • 3 T. water
  • 1 ½ tsp. shortening


Line 2 baking sheets (such as a cookies sheet) with parchment paper and then set aside.  If you only have waxed paper, you can use it instead but be sure to grease the wax paper so the candies will not stick to it. Set aside.

 In a large saucepan, combine the caramels and the water and cook over low heat until the caramels are all melted and are smooth. Once the caramels are melted, stir in the pecans and cereal.  Stir just until they are evenly coated. 

 Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.  Place in the refrigerator or cool area to allow them to firm up a bit.  If placing in the refrigerator, it should only take about 10 minutes to be firm enough to use.

 As you wait for the pieces to firm up, start the next step by melting your chocolate chips.  Place the chocolate chips and the shortening into a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 seconds interval until completely melted.  Be sure to stir every 30 seconds and cook just until melted. 

       Dip each candy piece into the melted chocolate.  Coat all sides of each and place back onto the prepared baking sheet. 


 Refrigerate to set and then enjoy.  Store in an airtight container.

Makes 2 lbs. or about 40 pieces. 


    Some of the other candies that I make and are all highly requested include my Old Fashioned Potato Candy, Homemade Reeses, and Cheerios Candy!  



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