Turtles® Candies

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My husband's grandma gave me this recipe. I love to make them during the holidays and have never had a complaint.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen turtles

Ingredients

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup light corn syrup

  • cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat; stir brown sugar and salt into the melted margarine. Mix in corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; fold in pecans. Stir vanilla extract into the caramel mixture.

  3. Drop spoonfuls of caramel onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow caramels to cool until firm.

  4. Cook and stir chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Dip cooled caramels in the melted chocolate; return to greased baking sheet. Cool until chocolate is set.

Tips

TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

131 Calories
8g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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