Pecan Caramel Clusters

Pecan Caramel Clusters
approx. 2 pounds
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1 package (14-ounces) caramels
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
4 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
4 ounces dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, water and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in pecans.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Freeze for 15-20 minutes or until set.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine candy coating, Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds; stir until smooth. Dip caramel clusters in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until firm. Yield: about 2 pounds or 1-1/2 pounds to give and 1/2 pound to eat while you wait for them to set up.

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