Homemade caramel, almond, nougat bars that melt in your mouth!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 bars
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil and add salt. Heat to 270 to 290 degrees F (132 to 143 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard but pliable threads.

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  • While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites in the metal bowl of an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. When the syrup is ready, set the mixer to low speed, remove the syrup from the heat, and pour it into the egg whites in a thin stream, blending continuously. Continue to mix until the nougat begins to thicken to the consistency of a soft dough, about 20 minutes. Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking dish. Mix in almonds and press nougat into prepared dish and chill in refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the caramels with 2 tablespoons water. Pour melted caramel over nougat. Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes.

  • Cut the chilled candy into 14 oblong bars with a sharp knife. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Dip bars into melted chocolate, let cool 2 hours on wire rack or waxed paper.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 82.7g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 17.8mg; sodium 153.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
Our second batch we substituted salted peanuts for the almonds and they were the hit of our family gathering. Thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2013
I used pistachios instead of almonds which were great. Still the candy texture just wasn't quite what I was expecting. Flavor was okay though but probably won't make again. Sorry Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
Delicious! This is a 'must try' recipe for all of you who have a sweet tooth. I'd like to make a version with white chocolate and see if it tastes like a Zero candy bar (my favorite). Thankyou Saundra for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
Our second batch we substituted salted peanuts for the almonds and they were the hit of our family gathering. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
Candy is hard to make but worth it! Taste great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2006
These were yummy. I think they would be a ton better with home made carmel. I wish the nouget was a little heavier but over all they were yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2013
I used pistachios instead of almonds which were great. Still the candy texture just wasn't quite what I was expecting. Flavor was okay though but probably won't make again. Sorry Read More
(1)
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