Monday, July 21, 2008

turtles for my husband's birthday

i made some turtles for my husband. it was his birthday last week. i used caramel from Whole Foods and walnut halves from Trader Joes. The turtles were medium sized made from 3 walnut halves. i melted the caramel and the chocolate in the microwave. it wasn't too hard, just make sure to heat your caramel on medium for about 20 seconds at a time, it's easy to burn, especially if you are only melting a little bit.
i only made a 8 turtles. i used a dinner plate and stretched plastic wrap over it tightly. i highly recommend using plastic wrap, it's the best surface for chocolate and/or caramel because they peel off the plastic so easily. i hate foil which is recommended in a few recipes for caramel apples. ugh, i used foil once and it was really, really hard to peel off the apples.

i don't like a ton of caramel on the turtles, so you can see here that i used about a teaspoon or so of melted caramel
i poured on about a tablespoon and a half of chocolate

and here they are, the finished product.

2 comments:

schoolgirl said...

They look cute and delicious.

JaneReyGar said...

that's the first time I've seen turtles actually look like turtles (the animal)!!

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