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Recipe by Faigy Grossman

Homemade Caramel Turtles

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Dairy Dairy
Medium Medium
12 Servings
Allergens

Contains

- Tree nuts

You know those delicious gooey turtles (or pecan caramel chocolates) that everyone keeps reaching for on the chocolate platters at simchas? Well, here they are! Use the caramel recipe below in the Milk Munch Bars if you’d like, or keep on swiping from the pan – it’s just as good on its own!

Ingredients

Caramel

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Turtles

  • 1 pound (2.2 kilograms) pecan halves

  • melted chocolate, for dipping

Directions

Make the Caramel

1.

Bring cream to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Stir in sugar and honey and return mixture to a boil. Simmer until mixture reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer.

2.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, butter, and salt. Use for Caramel Turtles (below) or see other suggestions.

Notes:

To simply use this as caramel cream, melt until it reaches a spreading consistency. Then use as desired.

Make the Caramel

Yields 5 ounces 

Make the Turtles

1.

Arrange pecans on Gefen Parchment Paper in groups of five for a head and four legs. 

2.

Drizzle hot caramel over each “turtle,” forming a mound barely covering each pecan. Let cool several hours. 

3.

When hardened, dip into melted chocolate and allow to harden again.

Make the Turtles

Yields one 8-inch (20-centimeter) pan of caramels

Homemade Caramel Turtles

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Sarah
Sarah
4 years ago

Mistake in the ingredient list! I just noticed that the ingredient list calls for 1 lb. or 2.2 kg of nuts. This is a mistake, because 1 kg = 2.2 lb. – NOT the other way around.
So in this case, 1 lb. would be 0.454 kg, or 454 g.

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Reply to  Sarah
4 years ago

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will correct it.

leah
leah
3 years ago

Easiest caramel I have tried numerous caramels over the years…with varying results..this caramel is easiest and results in perfect caramel! Thank you.