Chocolate Candy Turtles Recipe

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These delicious Chocolate Turtle Cookies could be considered either a candy or a cookie. They are delicious no matter what you call them. In 1932, Chocolate Turtles were developed by Bobbi and Louis Gordon Hooper at their Hoopers Confections Company in Oakland, California. At that time, the Hoopers delivered chocolates on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Turtles soon became popular in the San Francisco bay area and were copied by other confectioners.

Chocolate Candy Turtles

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Chocolate Candy Turtles Recipe:

Recipe Type: Cookies, Candy, Chocolate, Christmas Cookies
Yields: approximately 30 cookies
Prep time: 20 min


1 (8-ounce) package soft caramel candies
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup pecan halves
16 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate


In the top of a double boiler over hot water, melt caramels in heavy cream.

Arrange pecan halves in groups of five (head and four legs) on greased wax paper. Spoon caramel mixture into a small mound in the middle of the nuts to make the body. (The caramel should partially cover the nuts to keep them in place.) Let stand until hard.

In the top of a double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate; gently stir with spatula until melted. How To Melt Chocolate.

Using a spoon, coat body, head, and legs with the melted chocolate, leaving ends of pecans uncovered.

Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week, but bring them to room temperature before serving so the caramel can soften,

Makes approximately 30 cookies (depending on how big you make them).



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