Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy
Makes:
108
pieces
Prep Time:
25
minutes
Total Time:
205
minutes
based on 75 reviews
4
Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy was a finalist in the Better Homes and Garden's & Nestlé Toll House "Share the Very Best Recipe" contest. Kori Hall of Kansas City, MO was selected for her prize winning caramel candy. This recipe features milk chocolate and butterscotch morsels melted with peanut butter and topped with a marshmallow and caramel layer.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • MARSHMALLOW LAYER
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • CARAMEL LAYER
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) vanilla caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:

LINE 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil; grease foil with butter.

FOR CHOCOLATE LAYER:
HEAT
1 cup milk chocolate morsels, 1/4 cup butterscotch morsels and 1/4 cup peanut butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Spread chocolate mixture over bottom of prepared baking pan; cover. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set.

FOR MARSHMALLOW LAYER:
MELT
butter in heavy-duty saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and evaporated milk; heat to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat until mixture comes just to a boil. Heat for 5 minutes (do not stir); remove from heat. Stir in marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla extract. Stir in peanuts. Carefully spoon marshmallow layer over chocolate layer; cover. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set.

FOR CARAMEL LAYER:
HEAT
caramels and cream in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread caramel mixture over marshmallow layer; cover. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes or until set.

FOR TOPPING:
HEAT
remaining morsels and remaining peanut butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth. Spread over caramel layer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

USE foil to lift candy from baking pan; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Reviews:

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A Big Hit for Mother's Day Cook Out

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Debbie Waters from Martinez, , GA

I let my family sample this while waiting on dinner. When it was time for dessert I caught my nephew sneaking into the refrigerator to get more candy instead of having cake or pie. I sent the last piece home with him.

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    Layered chocolate caramel candy

    Dora Babbitt from SPRINGFIELD, OR

    Made this recipe this morning and it was easy to do. Tasted very good and it disappeared when the kids came home and over from school thank you for sharing.

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    Excellent!

    Elaine Vanderscheuren from Saginaw, MN

    These were time consuming to make, but boy were they worth it! I left some at home for my husband and brought the rest to work for my co-workers. Everyone gave these rave reviews. (My husband was upset that I didn't leave more at home for him!) The layers compliment each other well. Some compared these to a candy bar. I will definitely make these again.

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    layered chocolate caramel candy

    carla marshall from BELLE FOURCHE, SD

    This is so easy to make and fun for the kids to help too. I just love caramel and chocolate together.

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    layered chocolate candy

    Angela Lynn Hovey from DES MOINES, IA

    Took awhile to make but wasn't as hard to make as i thought it would be. They were really good.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Carrie Dwyer from IMLAY CITY, MI

    All I can say is AWESOME!!!

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    mmm mmm good

    Garnet Cox from Klamath falls, OR

    Awesome! I was randomly searching for caramel treats to hopefully reminisce on my childhood years with my aunt and I found these. She used to make this treat for Chgristmas and Easter I just had no idea what the recipe was! Its very tasty and I can hardly believe how easy it to make!

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    Delicious!

    Jen Verly from Sauk Rapids, MN

    These took awhile to make, but it was so worth it! They are like a nut goodie candy bar. I brought them to work and everyone wanted the recipe.

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    Is This Ever Good!!!

    Ginger Grospitch from VERNON, CT

    I just finished making this candy, and boy, is my family happy! I think that the caramel layer is what really takes this recipe over the top. I think that in the future, though, I will use my microwave for all the layers except the marshmallow layer. It is much easier and cleaner.

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    Good Recipe

    Gintte Moores from Oakville, ON

    These bars are so good! Mine weren't as high as the picture but tasted amazing! Make sure you keep them refridgerated, however, mine melted in the sun.

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    Yummmm

    Leslie Hopkins from Buford, GA

    My husband loved these.. Easy to make. My top layer tended to crumble as I cut it, but that didn't matter. I will definitely make again.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    This deserves a place in the "Candy Hall of Fame". We all agreed, it is now one of our top favorites. I'm sure to repeat this soon.

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    Layered chocolate caramel candy

    teri tipsord from SPENCERVILLE, OH

    This was really quite easy and didn't last long--before it was consumed. I will add it to my other Christmas candies-it makes enough to share with many. I know, this will be made many times in a year.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    marsha hacker from COTTAGE GROVE, WI

    Wonderful flavor. Well worth the time spent on making this candy (I call it my Candy Bar Fudge!). I've made this recipe for Christmas for the last 3 years or so. I do have a problem with the carmel oozing out of the my cut up squares - but it really doesn't make much of a difference because it is eaten up so quickly!

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    A Big Hit for Mother's Day Cook Out

    Debbie Waters from Martinez, , GA

    I let my family sample this while waiting on dinner. When it was time for dessert I caught my nephew sneaking into the refrigerator to get more candy instead of having cake or pie. I sent the last piece home with him.

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    Awesome

    Darlene Arnold from MADISON, AL

    Best I have had in a long time. Better then store bought candy.

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    Worth the Effort!

    Lynne Mundi from ANAHEIM, CA

    I loved to make and eat these, so did my relatives. I hid some so they would be all mine after the holidays. They stored well in the frig for weeks!

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    Layered Chocolate Carmel Candy

    shirley vance from VERNER, WV

    I have made all kinds of candy but I think this one is my favorite.I will be making it again and again.Believe me you will love this recipe.

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    A+++++++

    Mary Waybright from SIOUX FALLS, SD

    This recipe is my new all-time favorite.

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    Layered chocolate caramel candy

    Patricia Herrick from GOLD CREEK, MT

    It is a bit time consuming, but easy to do. I can't think of a better tasting candy. What a great combination of favorite flavors. I did not let the layers set quite as long as suggested. They stuck together pretty well.

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    Better than store-bought candy

    AMY MISENCIK from SIMPSONVILLE, SC

    These were just like a store-bought candy bar, only better! These have definately earned a place in my family's cookbook!

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    Awesome!!!

    Lotti Bird from Monticello, MN

    A friend brought me these bars to share with the girls at work....we all agreed they were the best tasting bars we have ever had! I had to get on the internet asap to look up the recipe! I can't wait to make them for my family.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Susan E from ENDWELL, NY

    Easy to make, and very easy to eat. My family just loved this recipe! It looks like I'll be making a lot more of these. But I really won't mind. They are not hard to do at all.

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    layered chocolate caramel candy

    sheila greninger from monticello, MN

    this candy was so good.my kids loved them. But I had trouble cutting them, the top layer of chocolate came off the caramel even after letting them sit out awhile.

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    Very rich, very good

    Kelly Mannella from Pittsburgh, PA

    This candy is wonderful. I made it for the holidays and got rave reviews from family and friends. Definitely keep it refrigerated though. I chilled it until set, cut it into bars but stored them in a tin at room temperature. That same day, the caramel softened and the layers started to slide apart. I kept it in the fridge from then on. These will stay on my baking list.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Linda Herrington from MORGANTON, NC

    This is another new recipe I tried over the holidays. Everyone really loved it, even without the peanuts(kids don't like them). I think I liked them tooooo much!!!

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    very good caramel bars

    Beverly Brinker from NORTH BRANCH, MI

    I had been looking for a carmal candy recipe and I tried this one for the first time. I didn't think it was too hard, just time consuming because of the layers. I make several kinds of candy every year for Christmas and pass it out to friends and family. These bars were a great hit. I will be making them again throughout the year.

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    Caramel bars

    linds g from

    these were very good, but they were extremely rich and there was way too many different flavors. it was fun to make but i dont think i will be making it again.

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    chocolate candy

    greg moeller from moscow, OH

    This is a great recipe.This is good for any party you could have..

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    delicious

    T Wangler from Aberdeen SD 57401, SD

    When I first looked at the recipe it looked like a lot of work but much easier than it appeared and boy are they good. A lot like a Nut Goodie candy bar.

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    layered chocolate caramel candy

    Robin Lee Hansen from GLENDALE, CA

    This is the most easy and wonderful recipe yet. Absolutely delicious.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Roseanna Kropf from Cincinnati, OH

    This recipe is outstanding!! Everyone enjoyed it. They compared it to a candy bar only better. I found it relatively easy to make. I used the microwave instead of a double boiler for all of layers except the marshmallow layer and found it worked well.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Cindy Woods from SWEET SPRINGS, MO

    This recipe is fantastic. I made it for the kids and now they ask for it everyday.

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    Great Christmas candy!

    Courtney Snyder from GASTONIA, NC

    I made this at Christmas time last year and it was a huge hit! Kind of reminds you of a candy bar. I definitely plan on making it again this year.

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    Chocolate Lovers Dream!

    Ericka Van Boven from

    This is so good anyone would enjoy this yummy candy. It's really easy to make too.

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    long title

    Gail Cramsie from Bayside, NS

    This recipe is the combination of all my favorite things mmmmmmmmm

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    all-occasion treat

    DA ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    THIS IS SO DELICIOUS THAT I WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO IMAGINE AN OCCASION WHERE YOU COULD MAKE THIS AND NOT BE ASKED FOR THE RECIPE!

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Sharon Tucker from MEDICINE HAT, AB

    My family just loves this candy, and the request, from my child that is far from home, please remember to put it in the care package. I send a small care package to my children at christmas with their favourite cookies, candies, or slices. They seem to brag about it all year long.

  •  Star(s)

    Snickers!

    Ashley Neitzel from

    I love this recipe!!! I have looked everywhere for it. I had tasted it one time at a party and it reminded me of a candy bar!! Very tasty....and great for Christmas parties, because it makes a lot.

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    layered chocolate caramel candy

    JOLYNN MOYEDA from CORRIGAN, TX

    Liked making this recipe because I like caramel and chocolate together.

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    Delicious

    Noreen Yudichak from EAST NEWARK, NJ

    I made this candy for Christmas and everyone loved it!

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    Winning Recipe

    SHARLA HOUSE from Gahanna, OH

    My daughter used this recipe for her 4-H Creative Baking entry this year at our county fair. Her entry was selected to be auctioned at our county fair and made her $160.00. It is wonderful!

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    CARAMEL CANDY

    Melissa Hedal from Auburn, WA

    Brought these to a candle party, then had leftovers which I brought to work. They went fast! Everyone loved them. Don't leave them out too long, though, or they'll get gooey.

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    Yummy!

    Kate Kelly from Trumbull, CT

    These are a great treat. It has become my signature dish to bring to a party. If I try to bring something different, I get the evil eye!

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Pamela Kirksey from Sylmar, CA

    This is awesome! It's so easy and so yummy . . these will melt in your mouth . . a real party treat, too!

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    Layered Chocalate Caramel Candy

    Shirley Deem from Eden, NC

    I have never made a better candy that was layered like this,it was superb. Thank you for teaching me a new technique.

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    Very Good

    Michelle Teggelaar from Chicago, IL

    It really tasted like snickers, and was very easy to make. I'd like to try a variation of the recipe using homemade caramel, which might make it even better. Keep it refrigerated though. The chocolate layer melts very very quickly when out of the refrigerator for even a short time.

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    Yummy

    Michelle Araujo from Brookfield, WI

    These were great! They were the first thing to go at the party! Not too hard to make and I got a lot of compliments on them. I will definately use this receipe again.

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    Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

    Cathy Sullivan from Darnestown, MD

    This recipe was a fairly easy one to prepare and was a big hit with everyone who sampled it.

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    Take the skins off the nuts!

    Rachael Hamon from

    I love these, but just a funny story.. I was desperate to make these one day, and only had the peanuts with the thin skins on them. I made it anyways, but it just wasn't the same. So, do the right thing and buy the right peanuts. (But for the record, we ate them all up anyways!)

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    Hit of the party

    andrea devore from dover, NH

    Made this recipe for Super Bowl Sunday and they were the hit of the party(besides N.E. winning). Thanks for a winning recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/108 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 108 

  • Calories: 80
  • Calories from Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 4g (6% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (1% of DV)
  • Sodium: 35mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Layered Chocolate Caramel Candy

Ingredients

  • CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • MARSHMALLOW LAYER
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • CARAMEL LAYER
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) vanilla caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

 

Directions

LINE 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil; grease foil with butter.

FOR CHOCOLATE LAYER:
HEAT
1 cup milk chocolate morsels, 1/4 cup butterscotch morsels and 1/4 cup peanut butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Spread chocolate mixture over bottom of prepared baking pan; cover. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set.

FOR MARSHMALLOW LAYER:
MELT
butter in heavy-duty saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and evaporated milk; heat to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat until mixture comes just to a boil. Heat for 5 minutes (do not stir); remove from heat. Stir in marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla extract. Stir in peanuts. Carefully spoon marshmallow layer over chocolate layer; cover. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set.

FOR CARAMEL LAYER:
HEAT
caramels and cream in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread caramel mixture over marshmallow layer; cover. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes or until set.

FOR TOPPING:
HEAT
remaining morsels and remaining peanut butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth. Spread over caramel layer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

USE foil to lift candy from baking pan; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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