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  • 1 1/2 cups of pecan halves
  • 25 vanilla caramels
  • 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 teaspoon of shortening
  • Spread pecans into a single layer in a shallow baking pan.

  • Bake in a 350°F oven about 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally.

  • Line a baking sheet with foil.

  • Butter the foil.

  • On foil, arrange pecans in groups of 3, flat side down.

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine caramels and margarine.

  • Cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth.

  • Remove from heat.

  • Drop about 1 teaspoons melted caramel mixture onto each group of pecans.

  • Let caramel pieces stand until firm (about 20 minutes).

  • In a small saucepan, heat chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.

  • Remove from heat, with a narrow spatula.

  • Spread a small amount of melted chocolate mixture over the top of each caramel piece.

  • Let stand until firm.

  • Remove from baking sheet.

  • Store tightly covered.

  • Makes 30 pieces.

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