Homemade turtle candy with pecans and caramel

*Ingredients you will need:

1 cup of pecan halves.

1 cup caramel candy (individually wrapped).

1 cup of semisweet or milk chocolate.

1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (optional).

*to prepare:

The 1 step

Preparing baking tray by covering it with parchment or a silicone mat. The candy won't stick, and it will be easier to peel off after it hardens.

The second step

Prepare a baking dish by setting the oven temperature to 175°C. On a baking sheet, spread the pecan halves in a single layer. In a preheated oven, toast them for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they acquire a pleasant aroma and a light brown colour. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a while.

The third step

Make a small ball out of the caramel candy spoon. Make sure half of the pecans are pressed firmly into the top of the caramel ball. The caramel and the remaining halves should be treated in a similar method.

The fourth step

Putting some water (about an inch thick) in saucepan and heat it on the stove. Placing heatproof bowl on saucepan, making sure that the base of the bowl does not fall into the liquid below. By doing so, a double boil is creat which can be used to melting chocolate.

Fifth step

Placing chocolate chips in heatproof tub. When  chocolate melts, stirring it every now and then. If you want to making chocolate easier to work with, you can add a tablespoon of margarine to it. When chocolate has melted and become smooth, removing bowl from the heat.

Sixth step

Gently dip each pecan caramel block into the melted chocolate using a fork or dipping bowl. Cover with chocolate and set until the excess chocolate falls off. Returning painted group to the baking tray you used earlier. All groups should be treated in the same method .

Step seven

Let the chocolate cool to room temperature and completely harden. This may take some time, but placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator can greatly speed up the process. Homemade Turtle Candy with Pecans and Caramel is ready to eat once the chocolate has set. Store the candy in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.

Enjoy !