Dark Chocolate Caramel Turtles
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Rich dark chocolate, creamy caramel and salty cashews makes for an indulgent candy that is perfect for gift giving.
Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: American
Serves: 31
  • 3¼ cups Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers, divided
  • ½ cup cashews, dried roasted, lightly salted, chopped small
  • 1 cup Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 1 tbsp. non-fat milk
  1. Line your counter with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add 2¼ cups dark chocolate wafers. Melt in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between each increment. I found 90 seconds worked best. Take 2 teaspoons of chocolate and drop onto parchment paper. Evenly sprinkle each chocolate evenly with cashews. Let cool.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add caramel bits with 1 tablespoon of milk. Microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted. About 60 seconds worked best for me. Take about 1 teaspoon of caramel and place on top of chocolate and cashews. Let cool. NOTE: I had leftover caramel. The recipe uses about ½ cup but it's easier to make when you use a little more.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, add 1 cup of chocolate and melt for 30 seconds, stirring in between increment. I found about 50 seconds worked best. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of chocolate over top of the caramel.
  5. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Can be stored at room temperature if your house is not to warm.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 candy Calories: 109 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 11.8 Sugar: 10 Sodium: 20 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2016/03/23/dark-chocolate-caramel-turtles/