Homemade Turtle Candy

The men all smile like little angels when they see I have made a tray of homemade candy. Especially pecan and caramel enrobed in semi sweet chocolate. They are really easy to make the way this grandma does it. I use Merken's Caramel that I order from the King Arthur Catalog and pecan halves with melted chocolate chips. 

Just preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Gather together:
1 lb. pecan halves
4 lb. Merken's Caramel* cut into medium dice
1 lb. good semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 bar of paraffin
Arrange 3 or 4 pieces of nutmeats close together to form a cluster and top with a piece of Carmel. I have used Kraft Caramels and they work just fine too. Place in the preheated oven for 8 minutes until the caramel just melts enough to hold together the nut meats. 

Cool completely and remove to wax paper lined surface. Melt chocolate and paraffin together in a glass bowl over simmering water. 

Stir well to melt, then carefully spoon over each candy. Let sit until cold and store in an airtight
container in a cool place.

* I order from King Arthur in a 5 # block.

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