Christmas Treats, Part Three: Homemade Nut Roll

These are wonderfully delicious. The Nut Roll candy bars are a favorite in our house, and when I came upon this recipe I HAD to try it. They are a bit messy, but taste delicious. The is another recipe courtesy of a Tasty Kitchen member. They are very easy to make and they keep well if you wish to bring them to a holiday party. My gut tells me that I may be making these more than once a years. Enjoy!
1 jar (7 Oz. Jar) Marshmallow Creme
½ teaspoons Almond Extract
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 bag (14 Oz Bag) Caramels
2 cups Salted Nuts
Waxed Paper

Put marshmallow creme, extract, and powdered sugar in a bowl and combine with your hands. This can take a few minutes! The dough will be very stiff. Divide into 6-10 pieces depending on how big you want your nut roll to be, then roll into a cylindrical shape. Wrap each cylinder in waxed paper and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Melt caramels in the microwave for about three minutes, removing to stir at 30-second intervals. Make sure they are completely melted. Place salted peanuts (or whatever variety you would prefer) on a baking sheet. Remove rolls from freezer, then dip into caramel and coat completely. Try not to use your fingers! This gets really messy if you do. You can use two forks to dip and remove. Place the caramel-covered roll onto salted nuts and cover completely. Transfer nut-covered roll onto waxed paper, then store in the refrigerator

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