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Chocolate-Caramel Valentine Hearts

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Chocolate-Caramel Valentine Hearts Recipe

We love the flavor combination of pecans, salted caramel, and chocolate in any variation. Here we've made heart-shaped candies: a sweet, salty, delicious treat for your favorite valentine.

At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
about 2 to 2 1/2 dozen candy hearts
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 6-ounce block of caramel; or 20 caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 30 bittersweet chocolate disks (1" to 1 1/2" disks)
  • pinch of Fleur de Sel or other sea salt, to garnish each candy

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8" x 8" pan or 9" round cake pan with parchment.
  2. Spread the pecans evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  3. Roll or flatten the caramel into a thin sheet, and place it evenly on top of the pecans. If you're using individual caramel candies, roll them individually, then place them, overlapping slightly, over the pecans.
  4. Put the pan in the oven and heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until the caramel softens and begins to melt.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven, wait 1 minute, then evenly distribute the chocolate over the softened caramel. Sprinkle the Fleur de Sel or sea salt atop the chocolate.
  6. Once the caramel and chocolate have cooled and set, use the parchment to help you lift the candy out of the pan.
  7. Use a small (about 1 1/2") heart cutter to cut the candy into hearts.
  8. Yield: about 2 to 2 1/2 dozen candies.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 candy, 11g
  • Servings Per Batch 28 servings
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 50
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 30mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.