Nutty Coconut Caramels

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 24 caramels
  • 3/4 cup plus 4 tablespoons flaked coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with aluminum foil (do not use wax paper) and grease the foil with butter; set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, 3/4 cup coconut, baking chips and peanuts. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 1 minute; stir. Cook, uncovered, for 30-60 seconds longer or until caramels are melted; stir to combine.
  3. Press into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining 4 tablespoons coconut. Cool.
  4. Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut candy into 1-inch squares.

Yield: about 3/4 pound

From the kitchen of Linda Jolly - Maricopa, Arizona