As a Christmas treat, my mom made millionaires once a year.  As a child, I didn’t completely appreciate the yummy goodness that is a millionaire, because I wasn’t fond of nuts of any kind, but oh, how tastes change as you *ahem*  age.

This year, I decided to *gulp* make my own batch.  How hard could it be?  So I called mom and got the recipe (which incidentally was also in THE church cookbook published in the 80s), and found that it’s not hard, just time-intensive.

Ingredients:  (Actually, this is double the ingredients of the original recipe, but mom always doubles it anyway… these things disappear FAST!)

100 caramels, 4 Tbs. butter, 4 Tbs. hot water, 5 cups chopped pecans, 1 slab paraffin (You find this in the canning section of the grocery store – I used 3/4 block), 16 oz. Hershey Bar.

In a double broiler, melt caramels & butter with hot water:

Remove from heat and add pecans.

Drop onto waxed paper and chill until firm.  (This goes much faster in the freezer, btw)

Melt chocolate and paraffin in double boiler:

Dip pecan drops in chocolate and drop onto waxed paper.

They may not be “purdy,” but they sure are tasty!!

These will keep for a while in a sealed container, but don’t expect them to last too long sitting around, as they have a tendency to disappear.

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

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3 Responses to Millionaires

  1. Ryan P. December 15, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    I expect some of those will be arriving in the mail in 2 days addressed to me.

  2. Laura December 15, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    I don’t think they ship well…

    Forgot to tell about the part where I set my potholder on fire. You would have appreciated that. :)

  3. Debi Kirksey December 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    These are some of my very favorites….Yum, yum.

    Enjoy the baking,

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