Hazelnut Caramel Toffee

3/4 cup Hazelnuts, toasted, skin removed
1/4 cup Toffee candy bits
1 1/4 cups (10oz) Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Salt
20 (6oz) Caramels, unwrapped, cut in half
40 Hazelnuts, whole, toasted, skin removed

Process 1/4 cup hazelnuts and toffee in food processor or blender until finely ground; set aside. Microwave chocolate chips and cream in small microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until most of chocolate is melted. Do not overheat; lumps will melt when stirred. Stir in hazelnut mixture, vanilla and salt until blended. Cover and set aside until cool, about 1 1/2 hours.

Flatten caramel piece and wrap around one whole hazelnut forming a round ball. Dice
remaining 1/2 cup hazelnuts; set aside.

Form 1 heaping teaspoon chocolate mixture around each caramel and roll in diced hazelnuts. Let set until firm.

 

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