Christmas Turtle Candies

Christmas Turtle Candies

66 Reviews 3 Pics
MARBALET
Recipe by  MARBALET

“This is an easy recipe for Christmas gifts.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 24 candies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Cover cookies sheet with aluminum foil, shiny side exposed. Lightly grease foil with vegetable oil spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat just until chocolate is melted. Spread over candies and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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Reviews (66)

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ELIZABETH AND JOE
203

ELIZABETH AND JOE

Hmmm. The first try, we followed the instructions exactly. We ended up with rock hard turtles and sore teeth. Then we tried melting the 30 hershey's caramels with one tablespoon of water in the microwave for one minute, then stirred, put back in microwave for thirty more seconds. We then drizzled the caramel onto the pecans with spoons. Then we spread on the melted chocolate and chilled them. They turned out soft and YUMMY!

momto3boys
133

momto3boys

I tried to combine all of the suggestions from the other reviews. I used Hershey's caramels. I added a Tbsp or so of milk and then melted the caramel on the stove and stirred the pecans (I used chopped Pecans) into the caramel. Then I dropped the caramel by spoonfuls onto parchment paper. Then I melted the chocolate. When the caramel was hardened, I dipped each piece into the chocolate, totally covering each piece. I put them back onto parchment paper and they came out great! They come easily off the parchment paper when cooled.

MOUNTAIN ASH
66

MOUNTAIN ASH

I made these last year for Christmas gifts and they were a hit! My sweetie who is very careful not to exaggerate raved and was amazed how the caramel was so soft. My secret? Hershey's individually wrapped soft caramel. It was quick easy, a little expensive but the reactions were worth it. I find quality ingredients boasts quality results.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 213 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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