Need Recipe And Advice On Making Pecan Turtles

Sugar Work By Apti Updated 18 Dec 2010 , 5:28pm by Apti

Apti Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 6:12am
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Hi. I have some lovely caramel, Guittard dark chocolate A'peels, and whole pecans. I want to make some of those huge, fancy, custom-chocolate-shop pecan turtles for my dad and family for Christmas.

I'm hoping to make some that look like these:
http://www.canipescandycitchen.com/content/dark-chocolate-pecan-turtles

http://www.turtlealley.com/product/pecan-turtles-62.cfm

Do I need to toast my pecans first? Any tips from you candy makers out there? How far in advance can I make them? Do I store at room temperature?

The caramel I will be using was recommended for caramel apples as well as chocolate candies. It is Midway's Finest Caramel Apple Dip
(http://www.concessionstands.com/CARAMEL-APPLE-DIP/MIDWAYS-CARAMEL-APPLE-DIP-6-10-CAN)

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adonisthegreek1 Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 4:16am
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This is pretty much how I make mine, except I use Peter's caramel in a 5 lb block. You can cut it with a knife. I'm not familiar with the caramel that you mention or whether it is too soft if you don't want to actually dip the entire turtle in chocolate.

http://candy.about.com/od/kidfriendlytreats/r/turtles.htm

Apti Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by adonisthegreek1

This is pretty much how I make mine, except I use Peter's caramel in a 5 lb block. You can cut it with a knife. I'm not familiar with the caramel that you mention or whether it is too soft if you don't want to actually dip the entire turtle in chocolate.

http://candy.about.com/od/kidfriendlytreats/r/turtles.htm




Thank you SO much! That is exactly what I was looking for. Merry Christmas!

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