Posted by: marthabernie | December 5, 2013


Another candy recipe for the holidays, It makes about 4 dozen “turtles”.


8 cups pecan halves
2 – 12 oz bags semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
3 cups sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
Coarse kosher salt

Combine pecan halves and chocolate in a large bowl, stirring to coat. Drop pecan mixture by rounded tablespoonsfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper. Let stand for one hour, or until chocolate is set. In a large heavy bottomed Dutch oven, combine sugar, cream and corn syrup over medium high heat. Stir constantly until mixture reaches 240 degrees F. Remove from heat, let cool until sugar mixture reaches 190 degrees F. Spoon mixture over top of each pecan cluster, and sprinkle with kosher salt. Let stand for one hour or until completely cool. Store in an airtight container.

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