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.
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
- Cook first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Stir in pecan halves. Cool in pan 5 minutes.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased wax paper. Chill 1 hour, or freeze 20 minutes until firm.
- 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.