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Honey Pecan Caramels

No recipe image available.Free-form nutty caramels, hand crafted in your own kitchen.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups pecan halves
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place pecan halves on baking sheet; toast for 10 minutes, stirring once.
  3. Grease the sides of a heavy saucepan with butter. Add water, salt, honey and sugar to pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook without stirring until soft-ball stage is reached (234° to 236°F on candy thermometer), about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Beat until creamy; stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Add pecans. Turn pecans onto cookie sheet and use two forks to separate into irregular pieces.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen pieces.