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Aug 11

Learn How To Make Turtle Candy

How To Make Turtle Candy (courtesy of About.com)

Hi! I’m Elizabeth LaBau, with About.com Food. Today, I’m gonna show you a quick and easy way to make Turtle Candy. To make these turtles, you’ll need:

6 ounces, or about 1½ cups of Toasted Pecan Halves
12 ounces of unwrapped, soft caramels
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

Start by covering a cookie sheet with foil or wax paper, and spray it very well with non-stick cooking spray.

Arrange the pecans in small clusters on the baking sheet, with about 3 or 4 pecans per cluster. If your soft caramels are actually pretty hard, add a spoonful of water or cream to them before you melt them, so they’ll be softer in the final product.

Microwave the caramels until they’re melted, stirring after every 30 seconds or so. When they’re done, you’ll have a fluid and smooth caramel sauce. Using a spoon, place a scoop of melted caramel on top of each pecan cluster. It doesn’t have to be too pretty or too precise – these are actually meant to look rustic!

Once all of the clusters have caramel, melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds, until it’s smooth and liquid. Now, pour a spoonful of chocolate over the caramel layer; again, not worrying too much about perfection. Just try to get most of the caramel covered by chocolate.

Once the turtles are done, refrigerate them to set the chocolate and caramel…for about 20 minutes. Now, these are best eaten at room temperature, so the caramel doesn’t get too hard. I think you’ll be surprised at how good this quick and easy candy is!

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