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Slow and steady wins the sweet race

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Slow and steady wins the sweet race

caramel pecan turtles

A timeless classic for anyone with a sweet tooth, these caramel pecan turtles pack much more than what they look. With the tasty combination of caramel fudge and chocolate blocks, you’re in for a surprising sugar rush that will have you jumping up and down with delight. Grab a bite now from one of these turtle clusters!

 

Caramel Pecan Turtles
Makes 24 to 30 pieces

 

1 ½ cups Prepared caramel fudge

1 tsp Vanilla extract

¼ kilo Pecan nuts, halved lengthwise

½ kilo Chocolate block (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)

  1. Pour caramel sauce into a medium saucepan and heat over low-medium heat. Let simmer and stir continuously for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and pecan nuts. Mix gently and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes more. Turn off heat.
  3. Spoon pecan mixture in small mounds, leaving enough space between each mound. Let cool in the refrigerator.
  4. Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to cut up chocolate block into small squares. Put about half of the chocolate in a clean, stainless steel bowl. Place this bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure that no steam escapes from the sides. As chocolate melts, add the rest of the chocolate then stir with a fork or whisk until it becomes smooth. Remove from heat.
  5. Take caramel mounds and drop into the bowl of melted chocolate, one at a time. Use two forks to lift the coated caramel pecan mounds and transfer to another cookie sheet. Repeat until all mounds are coated. Let set in the refrigerator and store in an airtight container.

 

Recipe by Nina Daza-Puyat
Photographed by Greg Mayo

 

Nothing can top the sweet ride that chocolates guarantee:

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