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Hawaiian Turtle Cups Recipe

Hawaiian Turtle Cups Recipe

“Because my mother-in-law loves macadamia nuts and my daughter prefers white chocolate to milk chocolate, I came up with this fun twist on classic turtle candy. Now a family favorite, it goes together in minutes for great gifts, too!” Larisa Sarver - LaSalle, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 18 caramels
  • 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 12 dried pineapple pieces, chopped


  • 1. In a microwave, melt white chips; stir until smooth. Pour by teaspoonfuls into greased miniature muffin cups; set aside remaining melted chips. Sprinkle the center of each muffin cup with nuts.
  • 2. In a microwave, melt caramels and cream; stir until smooth. Pour over nuts. Reheat reserved chips if necessary; pour over caramel mixture. Top each with pineapple.
  • 3. Chill for 30 minutes or until set. Carefully run a knife around the edge of each muffin cup to loosen candy. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 223 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Hawaiian Turtle Cups

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"very tasty the caramels and cream ran out on the second batch left out the cream and just chopped the caramels in to pieces worked just fine"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"I've made this a number of times and also as a bark but I always have trouble with the caramels running. It is very tasty though."

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