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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chocolate and Pecan Turtle Candy Recipe

Milk chocolate and pecan turtle candy clusters
When the autumn weather starts to turn cool I start to think about baking and making candy for the upcoming holiday parties.  I like to make cookies, fudge and chocolate turtle candy.  

When I was a child my mother showed me how to make the chocolate pecan turtles and I would make the candy for my friends at school.  Everyone loves the chocolate and pecan candy and always asked me for the recipe.  

Share this recipe with your children and make candy today.  I know you and your family will think the candy is delicious. 

Gather your ingredients for chocolate turtles

1 14-ounce bag of vanilla and chocolate caramels
½ cup of butter
2 cups of pecan halves
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
2 cookie sheets that are covered with wax paper
Heavy medium sized sauce pan


Step 1
Remove the plastic wrappers from all of the caramels and put them in a heavy saucepan. Heat the pan at low and cook the caramels with the butter.  Stir as the camels and butter melts.
Step 2
Set 4 of the pecans grouped together on the wax paper.  Make up 36 groupings of the pecan halves.  These grouping should be spaced two inches apart.
Step 3
Drop the Caramel mixture by the teaspoonful over the pecans and let cool on the wax paper. The candy cluster is cooled when the caramel is firm.
Step 4
For the top part of the candy you will need to melt the chocolate.  (See video bellow)
Spread the melted chocolate over the caramel and pecan candy.  Set the cookie sheets of the chocolate turtle candies in the refrigerator to chill until the chocolate is firm.   Remove the candy from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.  This recipe makes 36 candies.

Learn how to melt chocolate by viewing this YouTube video:

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