Chocolate Caramel Reindeer (Turtles)
You will LOVE these chocolate caramel reindeer treats this holiday season! A yummy spin off of chocolate caramel turtles.
- 30 individually wrapped caramel candies soft (Werther's Soft or Brach's Squares)
- 1 - 1 1/3 cup melting chocolate wafers melted
- 30 pecan halves
- 15 small red candies
- 30 candy eyes
Melt caramels in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat in 10 second intervals until completely melted and smooth.
Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat in 10 second intervals until completely melted and smooth.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spoon caramel into 15 round circles.
Press pecans into caramel.
Spoon chocolate over caramel and pecans (you will probably have leftover chocolate)
Add eyes and a nose.
Allow caramels to set up.
Serve on platter lined in parchment paper or on individual squares of parchment to prevent reindeer from sticking.
Note: I used Werther's Original soft caramels, but you can also use Brach's Milk Maid caramels.
Note: Melting chocolate wafers melt down easily and are perfect for making candy. My favorite brands are Bada Bing from Chocoley and Ghirardhelli. You will most likely use between 1 and 1 1/3 c. of chocolate.
Note: Caramel candy sets up so that it isn't sticky to the touch, but it will still stick to itself. This is why you always wrap individual homemade caramel candy in parchment paper. The same applies with these cute reindeer! Place them on a serving tray, lined with parchment paper or serve on small squares of parchment for best results. The candy peels right off of the paper to be enjoyed!