Caramel cockroach clusters with and without chocolate on a wooden serving dish placed on a grey-blue placemat on a wooden table
Print

Chocolate and Caramel Cockroach Clusters

Honeydukes sells candy called cockroach clusters. While the wizarding world may use roaches, I used chocolate, caramel, pecans, and cereal!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, chocolate, Harry Potter
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 460kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 14 oz caramels
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 1 cup Chex cereal
  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tsp butter

Instructions

  • Prepare two baking sheets by lining with waxed paper and spraying with nonstick spray
  • In a large saucepan, over low heat, combine the caramels and water and stir until they are smooth
  • Add in the pecans and cereal and stir until they are coated with caramel
  • Drop small scoops onto the prepared pans into small clusters
  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, until they are firm
  • Meanwhile, microwave the chocolate chips and butter in 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted
  • Dip each cluster, one at a time, into the chocolate and turn to coat
  • Return to the pan and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2.5mg