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Chocolate and Caramel Turtles

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Tags: baking, dessert, sweets

  • Prep time: 45 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 36 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 pound vanilla caramel candies
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces salted pecans
  • 1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips

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Directions

Grease 2 large cookie sheets; set aside. In a double boiler or a microwave set on low power, melt the caramels and butter, stirring frequently until smooth.

Arrange 36 groups of 3 nuts 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets (see photo, opposite). Spoon melted caramel by teaspoons on top of the nuts. Cool for 15 minutes.

In a double boiler or a microwave set on low power, melt the chocolate chips, stirring frequently until smooth. Spoon the melted chocolate by teaspoons over each caramel turtle. Spread the chocolate with a spatula. Let candies set at room temperature, or to speed up the setting process, refrigerate briefly.

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