Homemade Caramel Turtles

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  • Cooking and Prep: 4 h 20 m
  • Serves: 12
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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 (8)

Caramel

Turtles

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Make the Caramel

Yields 5 ounces 

  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.

Note:

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

Make the Turtles

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

  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.

Variation:

For Toffees: Pour the caramel mixture into a greased pan or container and allow to cool. Cut into squares with a buttered knife. Keep refrigerated.



  • leah

    Easiest caramel

    I have tried numerous caramels over the years...with varying results..this caramel is easiest and results in perfect caramel! Thank you.
    Posted by Leah1234 |2020-05-15 11:37:59
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  • debby

    Posted by kochleffel |2020-02-24 19:14:15
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  • Sarah

    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.
    Posted by Sarah B. |December 6, 2019
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    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will correct it.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|December 9, 2019
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  • leah

    Easiest caramel

    I have tried numerous caramels over the years...with varying results..this caramel is easiest and results in perfect caramel! Thank you.
    Posted by Leah1234 |2020-05-15 11:37:59
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  • Sarah

    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.
    Posted by Sarah B. |December 6, 2019
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    Raquel Admin - Kosher.com Admin
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will correct it.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|December 9, 2019
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