Friday, February 5, 2010

Chocolate Caramel Turtles

This is a recipe that I use all the time to make Turtles, which is one of my favorite candies and one of my family favorites. So I thought I would share them with you...

Serves 16 people
•2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

•1 ½ cups of pecan halves (halves…not crushed or chopped)

•28 caramel squares

•2 tablespoons of whipping cream (store bought or homemade)

1.Melt chocolate chips in a boiler and stir until texture is smooth.

2.Once chocolate is cooled, drop 16 large blobs of chocolate on wax paper.

3.Form chocolate into a ball or circular shape.

4.Place four pecan halves on top of each chocolate ball and/or circle.

5.Place chocolate balls in the refrigerator in order to slightly chill.

6.Take the proper amount of caramels (28) and necessary whipping cream, and melt both ingredients in the microwave. Simply heat until the ingredients are properly melted.

7.Once the melting process has occurred, promptly stir the mixture and allow assortment to cool.

8.Retrieve chocolate balls from the refrigerator and spread the mixture (caramels and whipping cream) over the pecan pieces that were placed on top of the chocolate balls.

9.Use remaining semi-sweet chocolate chips, heat to melt, and spread over the top of each “turtle” that has been prepared.

10.Chill “turtles” in the refrigerator until cooled, and then serve.

Read more at Suite101: Chocolate Caramel Turtles: Handmade Candy Recipe
*click on the high lighted link above to be taken to the artical*
Here are some pictures of a batch that I made not to long ago, they may not be the prettiest but man did they ever taste good!! They didn't last very long in the house either...

*As always comments are welcome...*
I would love to see pictures of the Turtles that everyone has made from this or another recipe!

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