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Chocolate Pecan Candies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

about 5 dozen

When Robert Watness of Greenwood, Indiana gives candy on Valentine's Day, he's sure to include his homemade version of Turtles. "This easy candy has brought many compliments," he says.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pecan halves
  • 75 caramels
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted

Directions

  1. On waxed paper, place pecan halves in pairs 2 in. apart. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir the caramels and milk until melted. Pour about 2 teaspoons of caramel mixture over each pair of pecans. Let stand until set.
  2. With buttered fingers, shape pecan clusters into balls. Dip in candy coating. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hershey caramels. A 14-ounce package contains about 65 caramels.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 114 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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