Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Caramel for turtle bites

Turtle Bites, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.


1 Cup Cream
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Corn Syrup
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Sugar
1/4 Cup Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
(2 cups pecans chopped) if making turtles
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips

Prepare pan by buttering large pan and covering with chopped pecans.

In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and 1 cup cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir until smooth and blended, about 10 minutes.

Stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 238° (soft-ball stage), about 25 minutes.

Remove from the heat; Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan).

Melt 12 oz chocolate chips in microwave. Heat for 1 minute, stir and then heat for 10 seconds at a time until completely melted.

Cool. Cut into 1-in. squares. Wrap individually in waxed paper.

Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.


  1. Is this the caramel recipe that you guys (or just Ricky? I can never remember who) make(s) during the holidays?

  2. I think it's the same recipe he uses, if not, it's similar.