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Chocolate Pecan Candies

When Robert Watness of Greenwood, Indiana gives candy on Valentine's Day, he's sure to include his homemade version of Turtles. "This easy candy has brought many compliments," he says.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pecan halves
  • 75 caramels
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted

Directions

  • On waxed paper, place pecan halves in pairs 2 in. apart. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir the caramels and milk until melted. Pour about 2 teaspoons of caramel mixture over each pair of pecans. Let stand until set.
  • With buttered fingers, shape pecan clusters into balls. Dip in candy coating. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hershey caramels. A 14-ounce package contains about 65 caramels.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 114 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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