Sticky Paws is Williams Sonoma Copycat Christmas candy recipe!

They are almond caramel clusters dipped in chocolate. Make these chocolate caramel nut clusters at home for a fraction of the price at the store!

Homemade Sticky Paws in a beautiful red mug on a wooden table.

This holiday season I’m all about homemade goodies.

Goodies like haystack cookies, turtle bark, and english toffee. They are all no bake recipes that don’t require you to turn on your oven, meaning they are quick and easy treats to make!

If you’re looking for a show-stopping Christmas treat to make this year, make Sticky Paws!

Sticky paws are a copycat candy recipe from Williams Sonoma. These handmade treats combine crunchy almonds with soft, buttery caramel. Each cluster is then dipped in chocolate almond bark.

Why You’ll Love It

  • 4 ingredients
  • save money by making it at home
  • classic flavors featuring nuts, caramel and chocolate
  • can be made ahead of time
A stack of five Sticky Paws next to almonds on a board.

Williams Sonoma Copycat Recipe

This recipe for Sticky Paws candy is a Williams Sonoma copycat. They sell a single container for $30 and a double for $60! YIKES!

My estimate of how much it costs to make about 25+ clusters at home is..

$2.30 for one bag of caramel squares
$4-5 for a bag of whole almonds (at Aldi!)
$3.75 for a package of chocolate almond bark
$2 for a whole container of heavy cream

That’s roughly $13 for homemade sticky paws! And if you make smaller cluster (with like 4-5 almonds in each) you’ll get even more!

Five Sticky Paws Williams Sonoma Copycat on a wooden table surrounded by almonds.

Ingredients

  • whole almonds
  • caramel squares
  • heavy cream
  • chocolate almond bark

How To Make Sticky Paws

Small clusters. Start by placing a silicone baking mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet. Form small clusters with about 7-10 almonds in each cluster.

Melt caramel. Unwrap the caramel squares – place the caramel and heavy cream in a small pot. Stir occasionally until most of the caramel is melted, then stir constantly until the caramel is fully melted. This may take about 7 minutes.

Scoop caramel. Remove the caramel from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Then use a small cookie scoop or spoon to spoon the caramel over each cluster. Place the baking pan in the freezer while you melt the almond bark. This will help speed up the cooling process of the caramel.

Melt chocolate. In a small pot over medium low heat on the stove, melt the chocolate almond bark. Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat. Remove the baking pan from the freezer.

Dip. Begin to dip the clusters in the melted chocolate.

Place one cluster in the chocolate at a time, removing it from the chocolate with a fork. Tap off the excess chocolate and place the cluster back on the lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the clusters are dipped. Allow the clusters to harden on the counter. Once the chocolate is hardened, place the clusters in a tupperware container and keep them in the fridge.

You can add a sprinkle of sea salt on top of the caramel before it cools if you like the salted caramel flavor.

almond caramel chocolate clusters on silicone baking mat

This Sticky Paws Williams Sonoma Copycat recipe is incredibly easy to make and got RAVE reviews! People couldn’t believe that I made them at home!

Time Required

  • 10 minutes to assemble the almond clusters and melt the caramel
  • 3 minutes to add caramel on top of almonds
  • 10-20 minutes to allow caramel to cool
  • 15 minutes to melt the chocolate and dip the clusters
sticky paws (chocolate caramel nut cluster) in a stack with gooey caramel

How To Store

Store sticky paws in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 weeks.

How To Freeze

Layer these clusters in an airtight container with parchment paper or wax paper between each layer. Freeze for up to 3 months.

To thaw – place the container in the fridge overnight.

Cooling rack full of this delicious Sticky Paws Williams Sonoma Copycat recipe.

More Candy Recipes

Sticky Paws Williams Sonoma Copycat

4.44 from 39 ratings
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 24 clusters
Sticky paws are a copycat candy recipe from Williams Sonoma. These handmade treats combine crunchy almonds with soft, buttery caramel. Each cluster is then dipped in chocolate almond bark.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 package caramel squares, 11 oz bag
  • whole almonds
  • chocolate almond bark, 4-5 large rectangular pieces

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot over medium low heat on the stove, combine the heavy cream and unwrapped caramel squares. Stir occasionally until most of the caramel is melted, than stir constantly until the caramel is fully melted.
  • Remove the caramel from the heat and allow it to cool while you set up the almonds.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Form small clusters on the pan with about 7-10 almonds in each cluster.
  • Use a spoon or cookie scoop to pour caramel over each cluster. Place the baking pan in the freezer while you melt the almond bark. This will help speed up the cooling process of the caramel.
  • In a small pot over medium low heat on the stove, melt the chocolate almond bark. Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat. Remove the baking pan from the freezer.
  • Begin to dip the clusters in the melted chocolate. Place one cluster in the chocolate at a time, removing it from the chocolate with a fork. Tap off the excess chocolate and place the cluster back on the lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the clusters are dipped. Allow the clusters to harden on the counter. Once the chocolate is hardened, place the clusters in a tupperware container and keep them in the fridge.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Author: Beth
Calories: 18kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 8mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 29IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg
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