Recipe For Homemade Candies


Homemade candy has long been something I have wanted to master. As the holidays approach, I figured there was no better time than the present. Both of these candies are super easy. I have yet to attempt the molded chocolate type….but the year isn’t over and I have some fun recipes to try.

In the meantime, I give you homemade turtles and homemade Frango mints. Turtles have long been my mom’s favorite candies. I can remember many Christmases that I used my scanty savings to purchase her a little box of these treats. It was my birthday this last week and I could think of nothing better than honoring Mom with her favorite candy after putting up with me for 40 some years. She got the first taste and thought these treats were spot on like the store bought kind.

1. Info for Homemade Candies

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2. Ingredients for Homemade Candies

  • Pecan Halves (5 halves per turtle)
  • Caramels (1 per turtle)(a bag has about 40 in it)
  • 1 12 ounce package chocolate chips

3. Directions:

  1. Melt the chocolate chips in either a double boiler or a microwave.
  2. Place the pecan halves on a cookie sheet clustered together to form the turtle head, arms and feet.
  3. Unwrap the caramels and flatten each one with a rolling pin.
  4. Place a flattened caramel on top of each cluster of pecans.
  5. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for about 6 minutes or until the caramels are just melted, but not bubbling.
  6. Remove from oven and spoon a dollop of chocolate on each turtle.

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