Sunday, November 3, 2019

Pecan Turtles #OurFamilyTable

Shelled pecan halves, melted gooey caramel and creamy milk chocolate come together quickly and easily for a cute treat everyone will love.


Three ingredients, a microwave and 20 minutes is all it takes to make this Easy Candy Recipe.......


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It's been a crazy week around here and I wasn't sure I was going to get these candies made in time for the event.  Luckily when I say they are quick and easy, I am not lying.  I got up yesterday morning and while the coffee brewed I set up my pecans.  I know they look more like crosses than turtles right now but fear not.


I poured my coffee and took a couple of sips while the caramel melted.  Then I added a dollop to each cross of pecans.


I finished my coffee as the chocolate was melting.  I poured chocolate over the caramel and headed to get showered and dressed for the day.


By the time I was done, the candy had set and the turtles were ready to be boxed.  How easy is that?!!


The recipe I'm sharing makes only a dozen turtles but you can make as many as you want all it takes is more ingredients and a smidge more time.  Have fun!!



#candy, #nuts, #pecans, #caramel, #chocolate,
Snacks, Desserts, Candy
American
Yield: 12 servings
Author:

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

Shelled pecan halves, melted gooey caramel and creamy milk chocolate come together quickly and easily for a cute treat everyone will love.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 2 Mtotal time: 17 M

ingredients:

  • 48 Pecan halves
  • 3 -4 oz. caramel
  • 3-4 oz. milk chocolate discs

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a clean counter.  Make 12 crosses or plus signs using 4 pecan halves for each.
  2. Melt the caramel in the microwave using 30 second increments and stirring after each.  When caramel is melted and smooth, place a dollop in the center where the 4 pecan halves meet. 
  3. Melt half of the chocolate in the microwave using 30 second increments and stirring after each.  When chocolate is melted and the remaining discs and stir until incorporated and melted.  Using a spoon pour over the dollops of caramel. 
  4. Let sit for an hour or two until the chocolate has set before serving or packaging.
Calories
105.83
Fat (grams)
6.74
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.90
Carbs (grams)
11.13
Fiber (grams)
0.85
Net carbs
10.27
Sugar (grams)
9.88
Protein (grams)
1.29
Sodium (milligrams)
38.76
Cholesterol (grams)
1.90
Created using The Recipes Generator




14 comments:

  1. I've made these pretty much the same way many times (because this is really all there is to it) and used as food gifts for last minute holiday visits when there wasn't time to shop for a small gift. It's a life-saver. Always well received. Everybody loves turtles!

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    1. I took them with me to our scrapbook event yesterday and you are right, everyone loved them.

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  2. These will be a huge hit at my house!

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  3. These are a wonderful last minute gift... or late night chocolate fix for me! :)

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  4. These would be perfect for part of my homemade holiday gift bags!

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  5. Another great pecan recipe! Plus, I have a big block of caramel from Chocoley that I need to use!

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    1. That was my inspiration Karen and I still have tons of product left. Thankfully Pecan Pie is an event this month too.

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  6. Turtles were my Dad's favorite! I need to make these in his honor this holiday!

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  7. My family loves these. Hey, everyone I know loves them!

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