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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Chocolate Pecan Turtles ~
2 cups pecan halves
1 1/3 cups whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 t vanilla
12 oz chocolate chips
Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper that has
been buttered. Arrange pecan halves in clusters.
Combine cream, sugar, corn syrup, milk and butter
in a heavy medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until
sugar is dissolved. Cook until caramel reaches a
temperature of 234F. (use a candy thermometer), about
15 minutes. Remove mixture from heat. Stir in vanilla.
Immediately drop 1 tablespoon caramel onto the center
of the pecan cluster. Cool. Microwave chocolate for
about 1 minute, stir. If not melted add another 10 seconds
at a time until chocolate is smooth. Spread about 1
tablespoon chocolate over each candy.
Chill for 30 minutes.
For gift giving place candy in a gift box.
Embellish box with Christmas greenery and ribbon.
Add an ornament to the bow as an added gift.
Add gift tag.
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