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Texas Millionaires

No recipe image available.Texas has made many millionaires—and Texans have made even more millionaires—the candy that is! 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.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons water
3 cups pecan halves
1 cup (6-ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
8 (2-ounce) vanilla candy coating squares

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Stir in pecan halves. Cool in pan 5 minutes.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased wax paper. Chill 1 hour, or freeze 20 minutes until firm.
  3. Melt morsels and candy coating in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Dip caramel candies into chocolate mixture, allowing excess to drip; place on lightly greased wax paper. Let stand until firm.

Makes 4 dozen confections.