Chocolate Turtles Recipe

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There's nothing slow about these turtles—they're so rich and delicious they go in a hurry around our house! They also make nice gifts at the holidays for all our "sweet tooth" friends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 package (6 ounces) pecan halves
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein

Directions

  1. In a double boiler or microwave, melt caramels and milk. Stir until smooth. Place pecan halves in groups of three on a greased baking sheet. Spoon melted caramel over pecans (about 1 tablespoon over each cluster).
  2. Refrigerate. Melt chocolate chips and shortening; spread over clusters. Keep refrigerated. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Turtles in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p24

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