Caramel nut chocolates

These gorgeous treats make the perfect present for young and old.
CARAMEL NUT CHOCOLATESAustralian Women's Weekly
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1.Combine the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a small saucepan; stir constantly over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in condensed milk and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cook, stirring constantly for about 6 minutes or until mixture turns a caramel colour. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, peanuts and hazelnuts; mix well. Transfer mixture to medium heatproof bowl; cool mixture about 10 minutes.
2.Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls. Refrigerate on a tray until firm.
3.Combine chocolate and vegetable shortening in top of a double saucepan, stir over simmering water until melted. Dip balls in chocolate mixture using fork or skewer, lift balls from chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip away. Place on a tray lined with foil or baking paper. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.
4.Drizzle extra melted chocolate decoratively over top of balls. Press on red sugar decorations, if desired. Refrigerate until set.