Happy Holidays, Y'all! Our weather roller coaster brought snow flurries over the weekend..at least we saw some snowflakes.
I thought I'd share my favorite holiday recipe with you today. These turtles are the best I've ever tasted. The pecans are full of anti-oxidants, the chocolate will make you a wonderful person to be around & the caramel is buttery soft and delicous. They're so tasty they have to be good for you. ;)
2 pkgs. Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate chips
14 ozs. Kraft caramels
1 large tray of pecan halves
2 ozs. paraffin
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup heavy cream (hold back 1 tablespoon then add later if needed to thin caramel mixture)
Melt caramels with butter & milk over low heat. Place pecans on two buttered or wax papered cookie sheets in stacks of: 2 parallel on the bottom with 1 atop crosswise as in the picture.
Spoon small amount of the caramel mixture over the 3-stacked pecans and let cool.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips with the paraffin in a double boiler. Lift the cooled pecan stacks with a fork and dip into chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper to cool. Store in air-tight containers.
Have a wonderful holiday, Y'all!