Espresso Pecan Caramels

You can never have too many dessert recipes, whether it be cake recipes, pie recipes, cookie recipes or candy recipes, everyone loves dessert. If you've never made your own candies before, you may want to start with this "Espresso Pecan Caramels," recipe.

If this is your first time making caramels, you may be both fascinated and terrified. It needs to be heated to a precise temperature depending on what consistency you’re going for, which requires a candy thermometer. But once you try this recipe once you will realize how simple it really is, and how the simple mixture of sugar and cream can create anything from a decadent sauce to chewy candies. Some of the ingredients you will need for this espresso pecan caramels recipe include heavy cream, espresso powder, vanilla extract, honey or corn syrup and chopped pecans. To start grease an 8 inch by 8 inch pan with butter then line it with parchment paper, taking care to leave a small an overhang of parchment on each side of the pan. Set Aside. Measure out some of the pecans and set them aside. In a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream, espresso powder and vanilla extract. Next you will stir over medium heat until the espresso powder dissolves and the cream comes to a light simmer. Remove the mixture from heat and set aside. These espresso pecan caramels are a treat the whole family will love.

Diamond of California has been offering fresh, high quality and great tasting nuts for over 100 years. From whole or chopped to sliced or slivered, they offer a wide range of chop types and varieties of nuts. This includes shelled and in shell walnuts, pecans, almonds, black walnuts, macadamias, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews and pistachios. Diamond Nuts are all unseasoned and ready for baking, cooking, snacking or even topping. You can sprinkle them on your cereal or yogurt. Chop them for a crunchy crust for chicken and fish. Liven up veggies with a topping of toasted nuts. Or simply turn a salad into a main dish simply by adding your favorite nuts. You will find plenty of recipes on the site that use nuts. Some of the recipes you will find include apple walnut crumb pie recipe, pancetta and walnut said with creamy walnut dressing recipe, pomegranate pear and pecan salad with poppyseed dressing recipe, brown butter pecan chocolate chip cookie recipe, Nutella hazelnut chip cookies recipe, Macadamia white chocolate chunk cookie recipe and more.

In a 100 gram serving of pecans, they provide 691 calories and over 100 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for total fat. Pecans are a rich source of dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and thiamin. Pecans are also a good source of protein, iron and B vitamins. Their fat content is comprised mainly of the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, and the polyunsaturated fat, linoleic acid.

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