Friday, February 1, 2013

CHOCOLATE TURTLES for "Open House"



With Valentines Day just around the corner, you will want to make some wonderful chocolate item!  Yum......and these Chocolate Turtles (or Texas Turtles) are so easy to make.  You see them in all the chain chocolate shops - I'm sure you have purchased one before!





Today is "Open House" which is all about home, cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, antiquing, DIY, garden, etc.  Please share a post from your blog about any of these things!  It would be nice of you would  include a link to this blog on your post!






First of all....do you have one of those double boiler pot sets?  They even have them in the discount stores.  I have had mine since the 1970's.





Here is what you will need for the inside of the candy:  14 oz pkg  Kraft Caramels, 2 Tb water and 3 cups of chopped pecans.  For the chocolate outer coating you will need:  1 14 oz pkg milk chocolate chips and 1 oz paraffin. 






Directions:  Melt the caramels with 2 Tbs water in top of the double boiler over boiling water.  Now add the chopped pecans and stir.  Drop by loaded teaspoons onto a butter cookie sheet.  Chill these for 1/2 hour in the freezer or overnight in the refrigerator.

Using the cleaned up double boiler, melt 14 oz pkg milk chocolate chips over boiling water with 1 oz paraffin.  Dip the caramel pieces in the mix one at a time and return to cookie sheets -  Cool and store in airtight container...makes around 40 pieces.






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10 comments:

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

All I can say is, "Yum!" Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shelia said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, how lovely and now you know you've got me craving that chocolate candy! I have that same recipe and just love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

Bernideen, your turtles look fantastic! Pretty easy too. You have given me a chocolate craving, my friend!!!

NanaDiana said...

OMGoodness, Bernideen...we will all be avoiding the scale if we eat those- they look delicious- xo Diana

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, they look delicious. Two of those and a hot cup of tea...yes!

Angela McRae said...

Yummo! I love these but have never tried to make them. You make it sound easy!

Sarah said...

Now I'm craving one of these. Of course I've eaten my fair share of Texas Turtles ~ caramel, chocolate, pecans. Yummy! I've never made these. Thanks for the recipe. And thanks for hosting each week.

Susan said...

The stories I could tell about Turtles! Every time we drove down south, we'd had to bring my mother back a box from Stuckey's! She would have loved these homemade ones and your table setting is so perfect for a Valentine's Tea, XOXO

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow! Those chocolate turtles look delicious! I do appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yum! Turtles are my favorite! I'll have to give them a try. I never thought of making my own! Haha!