|Turtle on a bed of wrapped caramels.|
Since I had some heavy cream burning a hole in my refrigerator AND some whole pecans, I got it in my head to make some turtles. Turns out it was half & half, not cream, burning a hole in my fridge, so I ended up having to go to the store for the cream because I'd already gotten myself going on the idea. I found the caramel recipe at allrecipes.com, but of course I had to modify it a little since I didn't want to open a whole can of evaporated milk for the half cup it called for. I halved the recipe and that's what you'll see below. Even with just half of the caramel recipe, I was able to make 24 turtles and have 24 wrapped caramels. The turtle recipe below uses all of the caramel for turtles, so if you want some wrapped caramels too, simply adjust the amounts of nuts & chocolate.
- 240 whole lightly toasted plump pecans (I bought mine at Sam's Club)
- 1 recipe of caramel (see below)
- 1 bag Dove Milk Chocolate Promises, unwrapped, melted, & tempered