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Chocolate Turtles

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

3 dozen

There's nothing slow about these turtles—they're so rich and delicious they go in a hurry around our house! They also make nice gifts at the holidays for all our "sweet tooth" friends.
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (11 ounces) caramels
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 package (6 ounces) pecan halves
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  1. In a double boiler or microwave, melt caramels and milk. Stir until smooth. Place pecan halves in groups of three on a greased baking sheet. Spoon melted caramel over pecans (1 scant tablespoon over each cluster).
  2. Refrigerate. Melt chocolate chips and shortening; spread over clusters. Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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