Turtles

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Turtles Candies

A chocolate Christmas candy treat that's wonderful all year round.
Difficulty: Beginner
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies

Equipment

  • Several Baking Sheets
  • Medium SaucePan

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 ounces pecan halves
  • 24 individually wrapped caramels - unwrapped
  • 1 tsp. shortening
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking Spray

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Cover cookies sheet with aluminum foilwith the shiny side exposed. Lightly grease foil with cooking spray.
  • Place 3 pecan halves in a Y shape on the foil. Place 1 caramel candy in the center of each Y. Bake just until caramel is melted, about 9 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheets from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat in a saucepan, just until chocolate is melted. Spread over candies and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Notes

Five Pecans (4 Legs + 1 Head) make for a very realistic Turtle.
Also, a second application of Chocolate makes for a really thick and tasty shell.

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