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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chocolate Turtles

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This is a basic easy recipe for Turtles.  Turtles can be so expensive in the store but with a little bit of time you can make your own.  I always say the more chocolate the better so I fully dip my turtles using forks.  Chocolate Almond Bark works well also.  It's kind of a pain to unwrap all the caramels so if anyone has a yummy caramel recipe I'm open for trying something knew.

Chocolate Turtles

1 (8-ounce) package caramels
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup pecan halves
16 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

In the top of a double boiler over hot water, melt caramels in heavy cream. Arrange pecans in groups of five (head and four legs) on greased wax paper or greased foil. Spoon caramel into a small mound in the middle of the nuts to make the body. (The caramel should partially cover the nuts to keep them in place.) Let stand until hard.

In the top of a double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate; stir with spoon until melted. With a spoon, coat body, heat and legs with dipping chocolate, leaving ends of pecans uncovered. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

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