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Turtles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janice Smith
Added: Friday, August 28, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
pecans
dipping chocolate
3 c. sugar
2 c. Karo syrup
1 square butter
1 pt. whipping cream
1/2 can condensed milk

Directions:
Directions:
Put sugar and Karo in heavy saucepan and bring to boil with lid on.
Add butter, whipping cream and condensed milk and cook, stirring constantly, until 232 degrees.
Remove from heat.
Spoon small amount of caramel over 5 pecans which have been arranged to resemble a head and 4 legs. Let each "turtle" harden before dipping.
Melt dipping chocolate in double boiler. Can use microwave but must be careful not to get too hot as that results in the grayish film.
Turn melted chocolate onto marble slab and work with clean hands until chocolate is slightly thickened. Pick up each "turtle" and cover with chocolate. When chocolate on slab becomes too hard, simply scrape back into pan and remelt, then repeat process until each turtle is covered.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
I always made the carmel 1 day and dipped another day.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Do you remember even one Christmas (when mom was healthy) without these turtles?

 

 

 

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