Caramel Nut Logs

Filed under: Cookies & Candies, Holiday.

These nut rolls make great holiday gifts.

1/2 cup butter
1 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
4 1/2 to 5 cups powdered sugar
1 14 ounce package caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons half & half
2 cups chopped salted peanuts, cashews or pecans

Melt on low heat 1/2 cup butter and marshmallow cream stirring until melted. Stir in 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar and mix well. Knead in up to 1/2 cup additional powdered sugar with hands until mixture is firm and no longer shiny. Divide mixture into 6 equal parts. Shape each part into 5 x 1 inch log; wrap in plastic and place onto ungreased baking sheet. Freeze until firm at least 2 hours. Line another baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside. Place chopped nuts on another sheet of waxed paper. Set aside. Place caramels, 2 tablespoons butter and half & half in 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring often until caramels are melted and smooth. Reduce heat to low to keep caramel mixture warm. Remove logs from freezer and unwrap. Dip 1 frozen log into warm caramel mixture with tongs turning to coat. Remove log allowing excess caramel mixture to drip back into pan. Place caramel-coated log on nut covered wax paper; lifting waxed paper, roll log to coat. Store in fridge Cut 12 slices

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 5 dozen
Prep Time: 50 minutes

Other recipes by The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast:
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Recipe Provided By:
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast
Duluth, MN

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