As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had bought a bag of Nestle caramel eggs after Easter, thinking they were Nestle Crunch. As a candy, I wasn't too impressed with them. But as an ingredient in a recipe, well now, hoo boy, that's another matter.
I made these Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies from a recipe off of Allrecipes.com. Basically it's a chocolate cookie dough that you wrap around a chocolate-covered caramel. I used Penzey's cocoa powder rather than a cheaper brand since the recipe called for so much of it. The cookie was almost like a brownie: soft and chewy with a nice, complex chocolate taste. The candy in the center got all melty and oozey so you'd bite into this warm caramel filling. These were a huge hit with my weekend guests. I actually took a picture, but it came out really atrocious, so I'll let you imagine them instead. Better yet, make a batch yourself. They're pretty easy and totally worth the effort. I'd like to try this recipe with peanut butter cups. I think that would phenomenol.