Mini Love Turtles

Mini Love Turtles
Yield: about 25 candies Prep 25 mins Stand 45 mins Microwave 1 min

Ingredients

  • 75 pecan halves (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 40 vanilla caramels (about 1 1/2 cups), unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • Valentine sprinkles

Make It

1. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Arrange the pecan halves in small piles of 3 nuts each; set aside.

2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine the caramels and cream. Microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time, stirring after each, until melted and smooth (about 1 minute total). Drop a spoonful of the melted caramel onto the center of each pecan pile. (If caramel becomes too thick, reheat for a few seconds in the microwave.) Let stand about 15 minutes to firm up.

3. Meanwhile, place chocolate pieces in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring once. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag; snip a hole in one corner of the bag. Squeeze a dollop of chocolate on top of each caramel candy. Top the chocolate with sprinkles and let stand until set, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 135, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 2, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 15, Monounsaturated fat (g): 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1, fiber (g): 1, sugar (g): 9, pro. (g): 2, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , sodium (mg): 39, Potassium (mg): 40, calcium (mg): 71, iron (mg): , Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.