Nothing quite beats my moms homemade turtles! They are delicious, and very easy to make. All packaged up with a simple bow they make the perfect gift.
Since the holidays are right around the corner, I thought I would give away 3 packages of these delightful little treats to 3 random winners! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw 3 names Monday morning and announce them here on my blog!
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of light corn syrup
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 can of sweetened, condensed milk
In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Once mixture starts to boil add the butter and condensed milk. Stirring constantly.
Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the temperature reaches 230 degrees on your candy thermometer. Take pan off heat.
5 cups of whole fresh pecans
1 large bag of good semi sweet chocolate (Ghirardelli)
1 batch of caramel
Make your caramel and set aside. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and lightly spray the paper with Pam. On your cookie sheets make small piles of pecan clusters in rows. With two spoons dollop a small amount of caramel onto each cluster. Immediately place your cookie sheets with your caramel nut clusters into your freezer.
While your caramel is hardening in the freezer melt your chocolate. I melt my chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave. Be careful you do not burn your chocolate, 1 min should be enough. Stir your chocolate until it is all melted. If you need to melt your chocolate more, only put it back into the microwave for 20 seconds at a time. Take your clusters out of the freezer and dunk the tops of the clusters with chocolate and set carefully back onto cookie sheets. You now have turtles! Let your chocolate set. Then package.