Alrighty! For the next 12 Days My Stable Life has Christmas cookies for you! Should you have a cookie exchange or if you\’re simply looking for a tasty delight with which to treat your family, check some the ideas out here. Direct from our kitchen… well, er um, some of these may have come from my mother\’s kitchen <grin>. Today\’s recipe: Salty Caramel Turtles. INGREDIENTS:
• One 180-gram package Super Soft caramels
• One 400-gram bag salted mini-pretzel twists
• Three Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars
• One 300-gram package pecan halves
Spray a large cookie sheet with Pam or butter lightly. Heat oven to 350 F. Place unbroken mini-pretzel twists on the cookie sheet, allowing half an inch between pieces. Unwrap each caramel, cut in half lengthwise and place on pretzel twist.
Place one small square of chocolate on each caramel on top of the pretzel. You may also cut the square of chocolate in half, if the chocolate pieces are large. Place in the oven for 3 minutes.
Remove and test by gently placing one pecan half on a chocolate square. If the caramel settles into the pretzel and the pecan sits well on the chocolate, continue to place the rest of the pecans on the turtles. If the caramel is not soft enough to melt, try one additional minute in the oven before placing the remaining pecans on the chocolate. Too many minutes in the oven makes the caramel brittle and very chewy.
Tie them up in Christmas treat bags for a sweet treat or stocking stuffer!
And if you\’d like the recipe to go, print out the following picture for a free recipe. Merry Christmas!