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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Turtles

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Chocolate Turtles on a plate
These sweet and salty chocolate turtles are a treat anytime. This year I decided to make my own for the holidays, the only problem was that I didn’t take any pictures to post this sweet treat, so I made them again. Some people call these cookies, and some candy, I think they’re candy.

Here is what I used:

1-      11oz. bag of Kraft Caramel Bits
1-11.5oz. bag Nestle Milk Chocolate Morsels
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
1 cup of pecans (cut in half)
Sea Salt (Optional)

This is how I made these sweet treats:

I lined two cookie sheets with tin foil, and greased the tin foil with non-stick spray, this prevents the candy from sticking.

In a microwave bowl, I mixed the caramel bits and heavy cream. By the way, these caramel bits are wonderful because they are already unwrapped and ready for any recipe.

Melt the caramels in the microwave 30 seconds at a time stirring between each interval. I have to tell you that I was so excited to use my microwave for something other than heating up my cold coffee.

When the caramel stirs easily add the pecans and mix well. Drop onto the tin foil with a tablespoon.

Caramel and pecan mixture on tin foil
Caramel and Pecan mixture dropped onto the tin foil
I melted the chocolate in the microwave using the same 30-second method as the caramels. Use a tablespoon to cover the caramel and pecan drops. I sprinkled some sea salt over the chocolate to make these sweet and salty. You don’t have to use the sea salt if you don’t want to.

Chocolate dropped over the caramel
Drop the chocolate over the caramel drops 
Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for about 15 or 20 minutes until the candy is firm. They peel right off of the tin foil because of the non-stick spray, now refrigerate and enjoy.

This recipe yielded me about 27 of these delicious beauties; I had to give some to my daughter so I wouldn’t be in sugar overload.

You might also like my: Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.

17 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering all over my computer! Sounds so easy. Whoever invented the caramel bits should get an award.

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  2. My mouth is watering all over my computer! Sounds so easy. Whoever invented the caramel bits should get an award.

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    1. I agree Susan, those caramel bits are so easy, and yes these are very easy to make and so good to eat. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day :)

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  3. These look easy and tasty. On my to do list.

    The Old Fat Guy

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    1. They are very easy to make David, I finished all of them just last night, time to make more. Thanks

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  4. I have been seeing the photos of your chocolate turtles on social sites for several days and have been quite tempted by them. Finally decided to drop by and see how hard they would be to make. You've made it really easy and they look delicious!

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    1. These are not at all difficult to make, it was really easy, most of the time was spent melting the caramel and chocolate. I would say about 30 minutes to happy for these. If I can do this anybody can. Thanks Cynthia for stopping by and if you try them let me know how they come out.

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  5. The recipe says it makes 27 ... that probably wouldn't be the case in my house. These would be nice in a gift basket for someone for any holiday.

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    1. Hi Fay, 27 of them is just what I yielded, you could get more if you made them smaller. I agree they would be great in a gift basket. Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend :)

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  6. Oh my! They look so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sam.

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    1. Hi Thelma, They are so really yummy!! So nice to have you stop by, Thanks and have a wonderful day today :)

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    1. I try not to make them too often because I eat them so fast!! Thanks for stopping by Brenda.

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  8. Sam, you are driving me crazy. I love salty sweet and these are like right up my alley, so to speak. Oh my. I want some right now.....thank you for this lovely recipe.

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    1. So glad you like these Olivia. The best part is, they are so easy to make. Thanks :)

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  9. Sam, I have a sweet tooth and these look so good.

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    1. Oh!! They really are a nice little treat Brenda. Thanks and have a great weekend :)

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