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Hazelnut Carmel Toffee Bon Bon
Makes: 40 candies
Prep time: 45 minutes
Set time for: 1 1/2 hours
- 3/4 cup Hazelnuts, toasted, skin removed, divided
- 1/4 cup Toffee candy bits
- 1 1/4 cups (10oz) Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 20 (6oz) Caramels, unwrapped, cut in half
- 40 Hazelnuts, whole, toasted, skin removed
Process 1/4 cup hazelnuts and toffee in food processor or blender until finely ground; set aside.
Microwave chocolate chips and cream in small microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until most of chocolate is melted. Do not overheat; lumps will melt when stirred. Stir in hazelnut mixture, vanilla and salt until blended. Cover and set aside until cool, about 1 1/2 hours.
Flatten caramel piece and wrap around one whole hazelnut forming a round ball; repeat. Dice remaining 1/2 cup hazelnuts; set aside.
Form 1 heaping teaspoon chocolate mixture around each caramel and roll in diced hazelnuts. Let set until firm.
Nutritional Analysis per Serving (1 Candy): Calories 90 (55% Calories from Fat), 1g Protein, 9g Carbohydrate, 1g Fiber, 6g Fat, 2g Sat. Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 5mg Cholesterol, 35mg Sodium
Tip: When handling ganache, work quickly in a cool room.