"Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!"--Tommy Smothers

Turtle Caramel Candy Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Turtle Caramel Candy, by , is from Good Grub from Outlaws & Inlaws, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jim & Kathy Edwards
Added: Monday, September 24, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
17 oz. light corn syrup
11 oz. sugar
5 tbsp. butter
8 oz. whipping cream
1/8 tsp. salt
10.5 oz. evaporated milk
1 lb. pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and cover with pecans. In a 4-quart sauce pan, mix the corn syrup, sugar, butter, whipping cream, salt and 2 oz of evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to 230. Slowly add 8-1/2 oz. evaporated milk, so it does not stop boiling, stirring constantly. Take temperature to 236.

Pour the hot caramel through a funnel over the pecans to form the turtle shaped candy. Recover and save the extra pecans that don't get covered.

Once the caramels are cool, use 1 package of Ghirardelli milk chocolate morsels and microwave until melted. Dip the turtles in the chocolate and lay on a sheet of wax paper. If chocolate doesn't harden, you may need to refrigerate for a bit.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe from Grampa Bob, the candy maker! These are better than Fannie May turtles. Old Boy makes his own chocolate, but it's way too complicated so we buy our own. You will need a candy thermometer.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

1257W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!