Dive into the delicious world of Ineskohl Kitchen and learn to make sumptuous Caramel Turtles coated in rich chocolate. Simple steps, divine taste!
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups pecans, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup butter (or 1/2 stick)
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 to 8 1/2 ounces of chocolate almond bark (for melting)
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- Begin by ensuring all your ingredients are at hand and your work area is clean. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a clean, dry saucepan, combine the white sugar, corn syrup, and brown sugar. Stir them together over medium heat.
- Using a whisk, blend the sugars together until they are fully combined.
- Keep an eye on the mixture and wait for it to reach a temperature of 250 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Once achieved, whisk in the finely chopped pecans and vanilla extract. Make sure they’re incorporated thoroughly.
- Gently whisk in the heavy whipping cream and butter to the saucepan.
- Keep stirring and monitoring the temperature. You’re aiming to reach 238 degrees.
- Upon hitting the desired temperature, remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Using a teaspoon, drop two-teaspoon portions of your mixture onto a greased baking sheet or a silicone baking mat.
- For the chocolate coating: Find chocolate almond bark in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. Remember, despite its name, almond bark doesn’t contain almonds. It’s a stable chocolate blend that remains solid at room temperature.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, break the almond bark into pieces. Microwave it for a minute. Remove, stir, and then microwave in 30-second intervals until fully melted. Ensure to give it a good stir after the final interval.
- Dip the cooled caramel pieces into the melted almond bark. Make sure each piece is generously coated.
- Allow the excess chocolate to drip off and place each piece on a cooling rack. For ease of cleanup, place a baking pan with a silicone mat underneath the cooling rack.
- Let the chocolate-coated caramel turtles sit for about 15 minutes until the chocolate sets.
- Once set, your caramel turtles are ready to be savored!
Tip: Store these Caramel Turtles in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. They can also be refrigerated if you prefer a slightly harder consistency.
After following this recipe, you’ll find yourself with a batch of irresistibly tempting Caramel Turtles that boast a perfect balance of crunchy pecans, silky caramel, and rich chocolate coating.
These homemade delights are perfect for sharing at gatherings, gifting to loved ones, or enjoying during a quiet moment with a cup of coffee.
Each bite promises a taste sensation that’s sure to impress both friends and family alike.
We at Ineskohl Kitchen are thrilled to bring you recipes that light up your culinary world. Keep exploring our site for more delightful treats and dishes, and as always, happy cooking!