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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gooey Chocolate-Caramel Fantasy

If you like sweets like I do, then this luscious creation is perfect for the sweet-tooth enthusiast. You can't go wrong with the chocolate, pecan and caramel concoction. Every time I make this dessert its a huge hit with my family and its one treat that you can't just have one piece with. Don't believe me? Make it for yourself and I guarantee this dessert won't disappoint!


2 cups of chocolate wafer crumbs, you will need about 38 wafers

1/3 cup of melted butter

30 vanilla caramels

1/2 cup of caramel ice cream topping

1/2 cup of whipping cream

2 cups of toasted chopped pecans, cashews or peanuts

3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate pieces, pecan halves are optional

Ingredients makes around 12 servings


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, and the set aside on a wire rack to cool.

2 Meanwhile, in a medium heavy saucepan, melt caramels in caramel ice cream topping over low heat, stirring often. Stir in 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Remove from heat; stir in the chopped pecans, cashews or peanuts. Spread over crust and chill dessert for about an hour.

3 For the topping, in a small heavy saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Then drizzle of spread over caramel-nut mixture. Cover and chill dessert for at least an hour. If desired, garnish with additional nut halves.

I hope you and your family enjoy this delicious dessert as much as I do. At 459 calories a serving, you won't feel to guilty for trying  a slice. Please let me know if you try out the recipe and how you liked it in the comment section, I would love to hear everyone's review. Thanks for stopping and have fun cooking!

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