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Chocolate Caramel Reindeer (Turtles)

You will LOVE these chocolate caramel reindeer treats this holiday season! A yummy spin off of chocolate caramel turtles.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel reindeer, chocolate caramel reindeer, chocolate turtles, turtles
Prep Time 10 minutes
cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 150kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal