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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to make Easy Chocolate Turtle Candy

We had a friend that would always give away boxes of Homemade Chocolate Turtle Candy at Christmas and Easter time.  They were delicious and we felt special to receive these sweet treats of pecans, caramel, and chocolate. Sad to say that we no longer live near her and every year I miss these Candy Turtles.  They are really not that hard to make but they make the most thoughtful and special gifts.    We thought we would try our hand at making some Chocolate Turtle Candy today.  



Turtle Candy

These candy turtles are made with only three ingredients, four if you add a little decoration like these white chocolate stripes.  

With candy making or should we say candy assembling because that's how candy turtles are made, assembling the ingredients, there is no baking nor mixing in this instructions.  It's just heating up our chocolate and caramel.

Equipment needed:

1.  Chocolate or Candy melting pot or a double boiler  
2.  Good Candy Thermometer 
3.  Plastic Squeeze Bottle, optional for decorating
4.  Candy storage Jars, optional


These Candy Turtles would be great to package up in these theme boxes to give as gifts for Mother's Day, Christmas, Valentines Day or Easter
  
Chocolate Turtle Candy

This is a recipe that would be fun to do with kids, they could assemble the pecans in the shape of the turtles and watch while an adult heats the chocolate and caramel.    I know they would love eating them. 





Turtle Candy


Ingredients
Instructions
1. Unwrap the caramel pieces and melt on low heat in a candy melting pot or double boiler until it reaches 170° F
2. Arrange 5 pecan halves in the shape of a turtle's head and legs on parchment paper or a silicone mat, repeat until all pecan halves have been used. 
3. Carefully spoon the melted caramel to form each turtle's body connecting the head and legs
4. Let the caramel cool until firm
5. Melt the chocolate in a candy melting pot or double boiler until melted
6. Spoon the chocolate over the caramel and as much of the legs and head as you wish
7. Let the chocolate cool until firm
8. Melt the white chocolate in the candy melting pot or double boiler until it reaches 170° F.  Pour into a squeeze bottle.
9. Use the squeeze bottle to design stripes or the design of your choosing on each turtle

9 comments:

  1. These look great! My dad loves turtles. This may be a fun stocking stuffer.

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  2. These are so cute, I love to bake and give to friends and family

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  3. I like to have an activity the kids can do for holiday meals, this is perfect!

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  4. I would like these immediately. They look soooo good.

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  5. These look absolutely delicious! I love turtles, and homemade ones are the best!

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  6. OMG I need those LOL. Everything I love all rolled into one!

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