This is an awesome recipe!!! I would prefer these turtles over Fannie May, any day! It is a bit time consuming, but the results are fantastic.
The recipe calls for 1 can of condensed milk.... doesnt specify if this is the sweetened type or the plain condensed cooking milk. Since it didnt say "sweetened" I used the plain and it didnt turn out well at all. Please correct this ingredient description.
Delicious. We made some with dark chocolate dipping chocolate and some with milk chocolate chips. The dark chocolate looked better because it's tempered. But both tasted great. People complained that it made so much caramel but I think the original poster probably was making it easier by using a full can of the condensed milk. We used some of the leftover caramel on apples and out the rest in a buttered glass dish. I'll definitely make it again.
Awesome recipe! I found this last year when the one I was using wasn't really "authentic" enough for my taste. These to me taste like the real deal. I love them and can't wait to make them again. time consuming yes, but totally worth it.
Great recipe! As good as what I have bought in the Savannah candy shops. I modified the recipe a bit and made Gophers. I coarsely chopped the pecans and formed into "patties" with a cookie cutter as a round mold, then poured the caramel over the nuts in a circle. I skipped step 5 and just let the caramel cool on the stove until the right consistency to pour over the pecan "patties". Swirled the melted chocolate (I used milk, semi-sweet and white) on top of the caramel. Made wonderful Christmas gifts! Thanks for a great recipe!
these were amazing! going to be making these every year for christmas
This recipe got really good reviews from my guests. They are time consuming to make, but are a nice treat. My caramel remained tacky even after setting up in the refrigerator; maybe I should have heated the caramel past 235 degrees? I don't make candy that often, so I am unsure what I can do to change that in the future. Made to enter into our county fair...I'll let you know how that goes!
GREAT RECIPE!!! Thank you for sharing!! I got several compliments, i was told to never by caramel again to make my own from now on.
GREAT!!! I made 30 turtles and still had enough caramel left over to make at least 30-40 more. But, by that point I was tired. So... I spread a layer of chocolate on a pan 11x15 pan lined with waxed paper - chilling it until set. Then I spread the remainder of the caramel on top, added pecans and covered it with more chocolate. It didn't look as neat as the "turtles" but it tasted just as good!