One of the easiest and tastiest sweet treats you can make in the comfort of your own home. The perfect crowd pleaser as well!
Hello Friday! The weekend is finally here and I’m in the mood for something slightly salty, a lot of sweet, and a tad bit of crunch. How about you? Also, lazy Friday nights call for easy peasy snacks… at least in my books. The last thing I want to do after the work week is spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I love our little kitchen, but after a long day I’d much prefer our couch, ha.
That’s right. The hubby and I are the kind of crazy people that love to stay in, watch a movie aka Netflix, and enjoy some mouthwatering food. Yup, we’re old young people. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Homemade food, a comfy spot and my handsome man – can you blame me?
Even better when you have Turtle Bites nearby ;).
They’re good for sharing, too. Just in case you’re looking for a quick treat to serve on your Easter table that small and big alike won’t be able to keep their hands off of, this is the one. That way the adults will feel just as special (even though they didn’t get to go hunt for Easter eggs) and the kids can save their candy for a later date. They might even forget all about their goodies once they taste these homemade turtles – yeah, right!
Speaking of little kids, I bet their little fingers would have a blast helping with the assembly of them. Adult supervision required, of course.
You can whip up quite a few of these in no time. And they’ll keep for several weeks as well. Not saying that they actually would, lol.
You basically need 4 ingredients (5 if you count the sea salt) and you’re good to go. Pecan halves (I like to use roasted for extra flavor), caramels, chocolate and a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream.
You’ll start by making small piles with the pecan halves. Drizzle the melted caramels on top and do the same with the chocolate. I told you it was easy. Once set, try not to eat all of them in one sitting.
Have an amazing weekend, everyone!
- roasted pecan halves, about 5 ounces
- 25 caramels
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 5 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- sea salt for sprinkling, optional
- 1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or a silpat liner.
- 2. Make small piles of the pecans, about 3-4 pecan halves per pile on the prepared baking sheet.
- 3. In a small saucepan, heat caramels and heavy cream over medium high heat until completely melted. Stir mixture frequently to keep the caramel from browning or burning. Once melted, evenly divide caramel mixture between all of the pecan piles by spooning it over the top.
- 4. In a heatproof bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave or with the help of a double boiler. Divide melted chocolate evenly between the pecan-caramel piles by spooning it over the caramel layers. Sprinkle with sea salt (if desired) and let sit for 30 minutes. Enjoy!