Substitute any type of nuts you like for the pecans, if you like
something else better.
Chocolate Pecan Turtles
2 C. pecan halves
1 1/3 C. whipping cream
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. light corn syrup
1/3 C. milk
1/4 C. butter
1 t. vanilla
12 oz. chocolate chips
Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper that has been buttered. Arrange pecan halves
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 234°F. (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.