1 (14 oz) pkg. caramels
1 1/2 Tablespoons milk
2 Cups chopped pecans
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening
Remove any chocolate caramels in pkg. and reserve for another use. Unwrap remaining caramels and place in 2 qt. casserole. Microwave on high 1 to 1 1/4 minutes. Stir well. Add milk to caramels, microwave on high 1 1/2 to 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. Stir until mixture is smooth. Add pecans, mixing well. Drop by teaspoons into buttered waxed paper. Cool, cover and chill. Combine chocolate morels and shortening in a 4 cup glass measure. Microwave on medium for 3 to 4 minutes or until morsels are softened. Stir well, Dip caramel centers into chocolate, then return to waxed paper. Chill and store candy in refrigerator. Yields 2 1/2 dozen.
This is a light airy crispy brittle, that is not hard to make. This can be made ahead of the holidays and frozen.