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Pecan Caramel Candies

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Ingredients

63 minature round pretzels
1 package (13 ounces) Rolo candies
63 pecan halves

Instructions

Line baking sheet with foil. Place pretzels on foil. Top each pretzel with candy. Bake at 250 degrees for 4 minutes or until candies are softened. (Candies will retain their shape.) Immediately place a pecan half on each candy and press down so candy fills pretzel. Cool slightly. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set. Yields 63 candies.

Jeanette Johnson
Moline



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