Yield: 36 turtles
|18||caramel candy squares individually wrapped|
|1/2||cup||semisweet chocolate chips|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice or break pecan halves lengthwise to make slivers for the four feet, head, and tail. For each turtle, arrange 5 pieces in a star shape on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
Unwrap one caramel square and cut it in half. Set one half on top of the cluster of nut pieces. Without disturbing the arrangement, place the tray of turtles in the oven for about 3 to 4 minutes, watching carefully so the nuts don't burn. The caramels will melt onto the nuts, creating the turtle shell.
Remove the tray from the oven and set a few chocolate chips on top of each caramel. Return to the oven for a few seconds to melt the chocolate. You may spread the chocolate with a spoon.
Remove the foil with the candies on it from the baking sheet and allow the turtles to cool completely.
Store in a cool dry place.
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