easy homemade chocolate turtles
easy homemade chocolate turtles make perfect holiday gifts
Please tell me I’m not the only one that completely overestimates how much I can get accomplished before Christmas. My baking list is a mile long. Everyday I find new decorating ideas, gift wrap ideas, even diy holiday card ideas.
Of course I want to do it all, but seeing as how I have barely begun, it’s most certainly not all going to happen.
I found the most darling little gift jar/cookie ideas for all of our neighbors. Some year they may happen, but this year I’m going with easy homemade turtles. And I do mean EASY. No-bake is where it’s at, at least at my house it is.
I have always loved turtles; my dad especially loves turtles, and since he has been visiting us, it seemed like a terrific holiday gift idea.
To begin you will need about 1 cup of toasted peacan halves. Arrange them in groups of four.
Melt the caramel with 1 – 2 Tbsp cream, and drop 1 Tbsp of caramel on the pecans
Chill until the caramel has hardened (I love placing them in the freezer to speed this step up)
Once chilled, melt the chocolate chips, and top each with 1 Tbsp chocolate, again chill until firm
That’s all there’s to it.
NO need to worry about their “shape” being a perfect turtle. These turtles are delicious!
- 1 cup of toasted (or lightly roasted) pecan halves
- 18-20 caramels, unwrapped
- 1 - 2 Tbsp cream
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- in a double boiler or microwave melt the caramel with the cream, and stir until smooth
- arrange the pecan halves in groups of four, on a baking sheet lined with parchment (butter the parchment well to ensure the turtles are easy to remove)
- top each group of pecans with 1 Tbsp of caramel
- chill until the caramel has firmed
- melt the chocolate chips, and spoon 1 Tbsp over each nut cluster
- Keep turtles refrigerated
fast, easy, and no-bake for the holiday win!