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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.