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Turtle Cookies

What is better than these ridiculously cute Turtle Cookies? The simple recipe with a twist of pecans is just what you need to give your usual baking a bit of a kick!

Yield: 30 Cookies

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

All you will need is:

50 Creamy Caramels in Chocolate Candy  

2 Eggs

⅓ cup Vegetable Oil

1 cup Pecans (chopped)

¾ cup HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

½ teaspoon Shortening (no butter, margarine or oil)

1 tablespoon Heavy Cream

1 package or approx. 18 ounces Cake Mix 

All you need to do is:

Pre-Heat oven at 375°F. 

Line baking sheets with baking paper and grease slightly. 

Remove the wrappers from the candies and set aside 15 of those candies.

Now combine the cake mix with eggs and oil in large bowl while beating constantly until a blended dough is formed. 

The dough has to be slightly sticky. Divide the dough into 36 equal parts. 

Now flatten the dough balls slightly and shape it around candy pieces and cover the candies completely. 

Also see: Easy Chocolate Espresso Twinkies Recipe!!!

Now roll to make ball and roll the ball in chopped pecans. 

Place the balls on prepared baking sheets.

Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until just set (do not over bake). 

Let cool for around 1 minute and then transfer to a wired rack to cool completely. 

Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a small bowl and microwave at for 30 seconds at Medium Heat and stir. 

Microwave at Medium an additional 10 seconds at a time (if necessary) while stirring after each interval until chips are melted and mixture is smooth to stir.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over cookies.

Now place the reserved caramel candies and heavy cream in small microwave-safe bowl and microwave at Medium for about 30 seconds while stirring regularly. 

Now drizzle over the prepared cookies. 

Let the cookies stand until chocolate and caramel drizzles firm. 


Recipe Credits:

Kudos, Shack-OH-Merry!!

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Easy Butterscotch Haystacks

These Butterscotch Haystack Recipe can be your ultimate choice for family fun time. Whether you include chocolate eggs for a bird nest look or try the Chocolate Variant, this delightful fusion of sweet and salty will stay with you forever.

Yield: 12-14 Candies

Skill Level: Beginner

Prep Time: 12-15 minutes

All you will need is:

½ cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips

1 cup Hershey’s Butterscotch Chips

1-½ cups or 3 ounces Chow Mein Noodles (randomly broken)

1 tablespoon Shortening (avoid using margarine, spread or oil)

All you need to do is:

Line a cooking sheet with wax paper.

Melt the butterscotch and peanut butter chips with the shortening in a microwave safe bowl.

Heat at medium heat (50%) for 1 minute. Heat for additional 15 seconds intervals stirring every time until melted nice and smooth to stir.

Immediately add in the Chow Mein noodles and stir to coat.

Drop the mixture by heaping spoons on to the prepared lined cooking tray or into paper candy liners. Let stand until firm or cover and refrigerate until firm.

Store in an air tight container in fridge.

Variation Ideas: 

CHOCOLATE HAYSTACKS: Substitute 1 cup Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips for butterscotch chips.

Proceed as directed above with peanut butter chips, shortening and chow mein noodles.

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