Chocolate and Caramel Turtles
By Deen Brothers
- Prep time: 45 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Servings: 36 pieces
- 1 pound vanilla caramel candies
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 ounces salted pecans
- 1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
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.