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Homemade Turtles

1 can Eagle Brand Condensed milk
1 cup butter or margarine
2-1/2 cups demarara brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups pecan halves,toasted
1 large package semisweet chocolate chips

In heavy 3 qt. saucepan melt the 1 cup butter or margarine, add
brown sugar and stir thoroughly. Stir in corn syrup, gradually
add condensed milk stirring constantly. Continue cooking until all
sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking to
235 or 236 degrees on candy thermometer. Remove from heat and stir
in vanilla. Caramel should be slightly sticky. Cool and refrigerate.

Toast pecans in oven for 15 or 20 min. at 300 degrees F. Arrange
pecans in spoke fashion to make turtles using four for legs and
one for head. Drop teaspoon of caramel mixture on top of pecans,
chill. Melt chocolate in microwave a small amount at a time, dip
turtles in chocolate and chill.

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Fantastic Turtles, November 27, 2004 - 08:36 AM
Reviewer: Shannon from Camden, IL
This was a fun, easy, FANTASTIC tasting receipe! Now I use turtle shaped molds for my Holiday turtles, cuz I think it makes them look as good as they taste, and they are just toooooo cute for Holiday gift giving.

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