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Macadamia Turtles

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2 dozen treats

Bet you didn’t know how simple it is to make these rich and gooey candy treats! Make a great impression by putting out these homemade macadamia turtles at your next party or giving them as a gift.

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 to 1 pound macadamia nuts
  • 1 (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 (11-ounce) package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
What To Do:
  1. Cover 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the macadamia nuts into 24 groups on the cookie sheets.
     
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the caramels with the cream over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Spoon the caramel mixture over each nut group quickly while still hot (reheat if caramel gets too thick).
     
  3. In another small saucepan, melt the chocolate chips with the shortening over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Drizzle the chocolate over the caramel and nuts and let stand until firm.

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