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Copycat Polar Bear Paws Recipe

Soft and chewy caramel clusters filled with peanuts and coated in white chocolate. Perfect for holiday gift-giving!
Course Candy
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel peanut candy dipped in chocolate, Christmas Candy, copycat recipe, food gift
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Servings 28 Bear Paws
Calories 152kcal
Author Beth Mueller


  • 11 ounces caramels
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter salted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup salted cocktail peanuts
  • 12 ounces almond bark


  • Combine caramels [11 ounces], heavy cream [3 tablespoons], and butter [1 tablespoon] in a small saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the caramels have melted, add the peanuts and stir to combine.
  • Add the vanilla [1 teaspoon].
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by covering with wax paper, nonstick foil or parchment paper.
  • Scoop the mixture out into 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon mounds 2 inches apart. They will spread out as they cool.
  • Place in a refrigerator or freezer until set, 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Melt the almond bark according to the package directions.
  • Cover the caramel clusters completely with coating, allow the excess to drip off, set back onto the prepared surface and allow to cool until the coating is completely set.


Nutritional data provided for guidance only.


Serving: 1Bear Paw | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg