Cashew Turtles

Photo by Cecelia H.
Adapted from mrfood.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

Dozen

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Adapted from mrfood.com

Ingredients

  • 3/4 to 1

    pound cashew nuts

  • 1

    (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped

  • 3

    tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1

    (11-ounce) package milk chocolate chips

  • 1

    tablespoon vegetable shortening

Directions

1.Cover 2 rimmed baking sheets with waxed paper and coat with cooking spray. Arrange the cashew nuts into 24 groups on rimmed baking sheets. 2.In a small saucepan, melt caramels with cream over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Spoon caramel mixture over each nut group quickly while still hot (reheat if caramel gets too thick). 3.In another small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with shortening over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Drizzle chocolate over caramel and nuts and let stand until firm, or refrigerate 15 minutes. Note: These will work with any type of nut, so substitute your favorite variety and enjoy the contrasts of chewy and crunchy!

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