Monday, December 22, 2008

Easy Homemade Chocolate Turtles from Dianna

Our neighbors are the best! In the summer we are the lucky recipients of fresh produce from their gardens. And at Christmas we get homemade goodies.

Kenny and Phyllis brought us homemade salsa with some chips - DELICIOUS! Jim and Becky brought us some of their incredible homemade cannelloni in a lovely homemade tomato sauce. And Dan and Dianna have delivered a jar of beautiful black bean salsa with a bag of red and green tortilla chips - and - these yummy chocolate turtles. When she told me how easy the recipe was for the turtles, I made her bring the whole container over for a picture.

I just love recipes that are so easy to make and so delicious and so cute! We feel fortunate to have found neighbors like ours who know that simple, homemade Christmas treats make the best gifts ever!

Oh, and we're giving them each a bag of Sugar and Spice Pecans, of course. Great minds think alike!

Dianna's Easy Chocolate Turtles
1 bag Kraft caramels, unwrapped
Pecan halves (three per caramel)
2 12 oz. bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cake Paraffin

On a baking sheet, place two pecan halves side by side (touching).
Place a Kraft caramel on top of the pecans (in the center).
Bake at 200 for 25 minutes.
Place another pecan half on top, pressing down to smash the caramel.
Refrigerate these for awhile for easier dipping.
In double boiler, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and paraffin.
Dip turtles in chocolate and put on wax paper to set.


Maris said...

Mmmm..I'm moving to YOUR neighborhood! Merry Christmas!

Becky said...

Those look so good. I will try to make some for Mike to take to his Mom's next week.