12 Days of Christmas, Day 1: Chocolate Billionaires

Ding, dong! Ding, dong!

It’s Christmas time! My favourite time of the year. With my favourite time of the year, comes The Frilly Apron’s 12 Days of Christmas, certainly the blog’s busiest time of the year.

This year may work a bit differently than the past couple of years, since I’m a bit busier than I used to be, but nonetheless, I will try to keep you all entertained with blog posts for the next 12 days.

Hope you enjoy them!

This year, I’m starting off with these little babies – chocolate billionaires, a recipe courtesy of Taste of Home.

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When I saw this recipe fly through my newsfeed on Facebook, I knew I had to make them.

Chocolate Billionaires, courtesy of Taste of Home. You can’t go wrong with a Taste of Home recipe, especially if it combines pecans, caramel, crispy rice cereal, and milk chocolate.

These chocolate billionaire candies are like a Turtle, with crunch. So delicious.

I will say though, it’s not easy to dip these little guys in chocolate, so muster up all the patience you have before you begin that process.

[Recipe] Chocolate Billionaires

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home

Makes 24 – 30 candies

1 package (14 ounces) caramels
3 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup crisp rice cereal
3 cups milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons shortening

Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the caramels and water; cook and stir over low heat until smooth.

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Stir in pecans and cereal until coated.

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Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.

* I refrigerated these overnight before dipping them in the milk chocolate.

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Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip candy into chocolate, coating all sides; allow excess to drip off. Place on prepared pans. Refrigerate until set.

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