The original 'Millionaire Candy' was created by H.T. Pangborn in the kitchen of his family-owned drugstore in Fort Worth, Texas back in 1914—and they've been a favorite Texas treat ever since. Pangborn made his candy with milk, honey, caramel, pecans and milk chocolate.
This tasty version uses pecans, but that is where the similarity ends.
1 (4-ounce) package German sweet chocolate
1 (6-ounce) package peanut butter chips
1 (6-ounce) package butterscotch chips
1/4 bar paraffin*
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- Butter a waxed paper or foil-lined baking sheet. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips and paraffin in top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir in nuts.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking pan. Chill.
Makes 2 dozen candies.
*Or substitute 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening, if you prefer.