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Polar Bear Claws Candy

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2019! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 25 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

I started making these Polar Bear Claws when I was a teacher. A parent brought me some as a gift but didn't want to share the recipe with me (family secret!) so I did my best to duplicate them. I wasn't even close, but these caramely and peanuty candies were a hit at my house so we made them for several years.

My version is super simple and makes up very quickly. No cooking needed, just a bit of melting in the microwave. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Yield: 12

Polar Bear Claws

Polar Bear Claws

These chewy and delicious candies are easy to make and easy to control the amount that you make.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 1 Mtotal time: 16 M


  • 4 T Chocoley Caramel Cream Centers (comes in a 1 lb tub, so it makes a lot)
  • 4 oz vanilla almond bark
  • 2 T salted peanuts, skin on 


How to cook Polar Bear Claws

  1. Make 12 caramel balls, about 1 t each, and flatten them with your hand or a spoon sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Push in peanuts to look like the claws of a bear.
  3. Melt the vanilla bark.
  4. Spoon bark on top of the peanuts and caramel, being careful not to fully cover the peanuts but do cover the caramel. 
  5. Let harden completely.
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Chocolate Chip Rudolph Cheese Ball from Big Bears Wife

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Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from The Baking Fairy

Christmas Candies:

Christmas Snack Mix from Katie's Cucina

Easy Nut Brittle from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Polar Bear Paws from Our Good Life

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  1. They sound delicious Terri and what a great gift to send to teachers, coworkers, etc.

  2. These candy treats are super cute and I love that they are easy to make!


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