SteakNPotatoKindaGurl chose turtles for today’s project. I was amazed at how easy this recipe is. It literally took 10 minutes. Pretty amazing – and no bowls either. It’s all done in the oven. Mine turned out nicely. I thought the caramel was a little hard to chew – maybe it got cooked too much in the oven, but other than that they were good. I immediately got them out of the house though and send them to Mr. MarthaAndMe’s office.
I decided not to make these as they were too calorie laden for me! I too would have shipped them out of the house quickly as well, although I imagine they taste great (nuts, caramel and chocolate is bound to taste great!)
It was much easier than candy-making I’ve attempted in the past, where you have to temper the chocolate and watch the thermometer so closely. One year I made a ton of candy to give as gifts for Christmas since my father-in-law brought me a giant wedge of chocolate to use. It was fun, but not something I want to do regularly. Someone at Mr. MarthaAndMe’s office said she has made turtles like this using Rolo candy (don’t know if you have that over there Pru – it is caramel covered in chocolate).
This was a fun project! They turned out really cute, but I didn’t really like how they tasted. Nuts tasted a little too toasted, and like you said, caramel was hard to chew. Next time I’d leave out the initial toasting step, and maybe eat them while warm and the caramel is melted and soft. They were easy too 🙂
I decided not to make these this time. I have never liked turtles and really don’t need the calories. Now if my mom was here…she loves them! She always liked butter pecan ice cream too (not me).
Good to know you didn’t have to mess up 8 bowls and utensil while making them 😀
I loved these! Yum. Yum. Yum