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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chocolate Turtles

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.

    Homemade candy doesn't have to be difficult. This recipe for the old fashioned classic candy, chocolate turtles only takes a few ingredients and a couple of hours in the freezer. My sister-in-law brought me this sample, made by her long time friend Connie Hicks. This is perfect combination of crunch and sweet, a little salt and a little chocolate, all in a couple of bites.

Chocolate Turtles
1 pkg. light Kraft caramels
3 T. canned milk
2-1/2 cups pecans
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1-1/2 lg. Hershey chocolate bar
1/2 cup paraffin
(toothpicks)

Mix caramels and milk in top of double boiler. Add nuts and drop by teaspoonful on waxed paper.

Stick toothpicks in each one for handling later. Freeze for 2 hours.

After freeze, ready chocolate. Melt chocolate chips, Hershey bars, and paraffin in double boiler.

Dip turtles in chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper. Take toothpick out, fill hole wit chocolate using spoon or straw cut to point. Makes about 28 small or 20 large turtles.

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