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Friday, December 16, 2016

Homemade Turtles


This is for my friend Katelyn. :)

Homemade Turtles

1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Pecan halves
1 bag Kraft caramel squares

Melt chocolate and shortening over low heat until
smooth and creamy.  Set aside.
Place three pecans together for each candy, forming a Y,
on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Unwrap caramels and place one on each Y.
Bake in 300 degree oven for 7-9 minutes, just
until caramels soften and start to pool.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Chocolate should be easy to stir and thickened slightly.
Swirl chocolate onto each candy.
Don't try to move until everything is set.
Makes 40 turtles.

18 comments:

  1. These are so delicious! We have a parent that makes these for teachers!

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    1. Well, that would be a wonderful gift! :)

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  2. Ooh,these look simple and delicious.
    Thank you for sharing Betsy 😀
    Hugs
    Jo

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  3. Yum . . . .now those are the kind of turtles I just love . . :)

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    1. These are so easy, you could make them!...and then eat them! haha.

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  4. Yummm! I love the little turtle feet!

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  5. They are adorably delicious. I like those little toes too. "crunch"....

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    1. One of my favorite candies! Have never tried making them before and they were extremely easy!

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  6. TO.DIE.FOR! They couldn't be more beautiful!

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    1. Something tells me you've made them a zillion times. :)

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  7. Hi Betsy - look amazing ... and just such fun - love them .. cheers Hilary

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    1. They were fun! And after time consuming cookies, they were a welcome change!

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  8. My grandparents used to eat those all the time
    I always curled my nose up and thought them a crime lol

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    1. I used to do that, too,
      when I thought nuts were Ew. :)

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  9. Your family is so fortunate to have a candy maker in the house. They are so delicious I am sure.

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    1. I have no doubt they will be gobbled up...and I'll do my share of that. haha.

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