Tis the season for candy making!!! Perhaps you have always wanted to make homemade candy but didn't have the confidence in your candy making abilities!!! Well, I have a recipe for you!!
This turtle recipe is SUPER easy and looks like you spent hours slaving away over homemade candy. Put them in a cute box and they would make a great gift for any chocolate or candy lover!!
HAPPY CANDY MAKING!
-Remove wrappers from caramels, add 2 TBS cream and butter, microwave for 1 minute stir and continue to microwave in 30 second increments until the caramels are melted and creamy. This takes a little bit of elbow grease... but you can do it!
Melts chocolate chips in a double boiler. You can do this in a microwave, but the double boiler makes the chocolate very silky and easy to work with. In case you don't know what a double boiler is, take a big sauce pan and fill it half way with water, place it on medium/high flame on the stove, place a glass or steel bowl over the water and dump chocolate chips in the bowl. Stir and let chips melt. The double boiler also prevents scorching!
Place a piece of foil over a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. I use my baking mat, but if you don't have one, foil will work just fine.
Place four pecans together creating a turtle effect, with four legs. Cover the pecans with about 1 TBS of caramel. Then cover caramel with about 1 TBS of chocolate and spread with the back of your spoon. If you really want to be fancy, you can sprinkle sea salt on top of the chocolate! Place in fridge for about an hour until they are set!
That is literally all there is to it!!!
Consider yourself a candy maker!!
Peace and Blessings
Your Friend (and fellow chocolate lover!)