July 25, 2016
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"Chocolate? Love it! Peanuts? Love them! Caramel? Love it! Most of the "prep time" is "chill time"."
Combine milk chocolate morsels and shortening in the top of a couble boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate and shortening melt, stirring occasionally.
Spread half of the chocolate mixture evenly in an aluminum foil-lined 8 inch square pan. Chill 15 minutes or until firm. (Keep remaining chocolate mixture warm.)
Combine caramels, butter, and water in the top of a double boiler; bring water in bottom of double boiler to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Stir in peanuts; let cool slightly.
Spread caramel mixture over the chilled chocolate mixture.
Chill for 15 minutes; spread the remaining warm chocolate mixture evenly over caramel mixture.
Chill for 1 hour or until firm. Cut into squares.
This makes 1 3/4 pounds of candy.
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