Gooey Chocolate-Caramel Fantasy

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A chocolate lover's dream! Includes a chocolate crumb crust and caramel-pecan filling crowned with melted chocolate.
2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 38 wafers)
1/3 cup butter, melted
30 vanilla caramels
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 cups chopped pecans
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1/4 cup whipping cream
1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together chocolate wafer crumbs & melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 10 minutes. Cool slightly on a wire rack.
2. In a heavy medium saucepan, melt caramels in caramel ice cream topping over low heat, stirring often. Stir in the first 1/4 cup whipping cream. Remove from heat; stir in nuts. Spread over crust. Cool, cover and chill for 1 hour.
3. For topping: in a heavy small saucepan, melt chocolate. Remove from heat; stir in remaining whipping cream. Drizzleor spread over caramel-pecan mixture. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Makes 12 servings.
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Nicki Scheck

Member since Mar 2008

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