Turtle Pretzel Candies

½ cup pecan halves, divided, plus 30 for garnish
½ pkg (7 oz) caramel candies, unwrapped (about 24 caramels)
2 tbsp half and half (I used skim milk)
½ cup milk chocolate or white chocolate morsels
30 mini pretzels

1. Line a cookie sheet with a 13-in. piece of Parchment Paper; place in freezer 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, finely grate ¼ cup of the pecans; set aside. Finely chop ¼ cup of the pecans using Food Chopper. Combine caramels and half and half in microwave safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after each 30-second interval. Stir in chopped pecans; cool 2 minutes.
2. Place chocolate morsels in small microwave safe dish, uncovered, on HIGH 45-60 seconds or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring after each 15-second interval.
3. Remove pan and Parchment Paper from freezer; sprinkle parchment evenly with grated pecans. Arrange pretzels about ½ in. apart over grated pecans. Using Small Scoop, place about 1/3 of a scoop of caramel mixture over each pretzel. Spoon a small amount of chocolate over caramel mixture. Garnish with remaining pecan halves. Place pan in refrigerator 6-8 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
Yield: 30 candies

Recipe Source - Pampered Chef


Gourmet Chick said...

I made these tonight for my Pampered Chef show. They are so great!! Tip: Let the caramel cool a bit before trying to put it on the pretzel (so it won't run right off)...but not too much or it's hard to spoon out onto each one.