Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recipe for Homemade Millionaires

My husband's grandmother (aka Nanny K!) makes these at every family gathering, super yummy!

1 package Kraft Caramels
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 bar paraffin wax
1 large Hershey bar
2 cups Pecans (or any nut you like)

Unwrap and melt caramels and evaporated milk in double boiler
Add Nuts and spoon onto wax paper, sprayed with Pam 
Place in Freezer

Melt Paraffin and Hershey bar together in double boiler

Using an ice pick or other long sharp object dip caramel/nut mixture in Chocolate and place back on Wax paper (chocolate should set almost instantly, if it doesn't return to freezer until set)

You can use just about any nut you want, the ones I made (pictured) have pecans, walnuts AND cashews!

When Nanny K first told me about this recipe I was taken aback with the wax being used.  I did some research online and it turns out that Paraffin is used in lots of commercial candies as a preservative and to give chocolate that shiny look!  If you have reservations about it you can leave it out, your millionaires will simply have a different texture on the outside.

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