Oh how I beloved Turtle Clusters together with they are fifty-fifty ameliorate when they are homemade! So I believe I’ll try these this Holiday season!
- 2 1/2 C pecans
- 1/2 C butter (I run salted)
- 1 C brownish sugar
- 1/2 C low-cal corn syrup
- 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1/2 of a fourteen ounce can)
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 (12 ounce) packet milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 t shortening
- Toss 2 1/2 cups of pecans into a large skillet. Cook them over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until they guide maintain darkened only a fleck together with odor wonderful. Should alone guide maintain a few minutes.
- Use 2 large cookie sheets. Line them amongst parchment newspaper together with spray it amongst cooking spray. Arrange your pecans into clusters, 3 to a grouping plant well. You desire to exit some infinite (about an inch) betwixt each cluster.
- Make your caramel (full tutorial amongst pictures establish here). Place 1/2 C butter into a medium-sized sauce pan. Melt it over medium high heat. Add 1 C brownish sugar, 1/2 C low-cal corn syrup together with vii ounces sweetened condensed milk to the pan. Increase the estrus only a fleck together with stir it continually. Cook together with stir until it reaches 235-240 degrees. I mostly take away it from the estrus when it reaches almost 234 degrees. It volition proceed to rising inward temperature only a fleck fifty-fifty without the straight heat, making the caramel only the correct texture.
- Stir inward 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
- Carefully drizzle almost 1 1/2 teaspoons of caramel over each nut cluster. You’ll take to piece of employment chop-chop every bit the caramel volition laid about to laid up. Be certain at that topographic point is caramel touching all of the nuts inward your cluster. The caramel plant similar glue, sticking the nuts together.
- In a microwave condom bowl pour 12 ounces of milk chocolate chips. Heat inward the microwave for xxx seconds at a time, stirring afterwards each cooking interval.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of shortening to the melted chocolate. Allow it to sit down for a infinitesimal or ii (so it tin sack melt together with brand the chocolate chips to a greater extent than spreadable). Stir it all together.
- Spoon almost 1 1/2 teaspoons of melted chocolate over the pinnacle of the caramel together with nuts. Swirl it around along the pinnacle making a pretty swoop amongst your spoon.
- Allow the chocolate to laid up. Once it has hardened together with cooled yous tin sack serve them immediately, or transfer them to an air tight container.