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Turtlettes

 
 
 
These take a lot of time to make, but are oh, so yummy!
 
2 cups    Light cream  
2 cups    Sugar  
1 cup    Light corn syrup  
½ tsp    Salt  
1/3 cup    Butter  
1 tsp    Vanilla  
12 oz    Pecan halves  
12 oz    Semi-sweet chocolate pieces  
 
1 Heat cream to lukewarm in large, heavy saucepan. Pour out 1 cup and reserve.
2 Add sugar, corn syrup and salt to cream. Cook, stirring until mixture boils.
3 Add reserved cream very slowly so mixture does not stop boiling. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
4 Stir in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time.
5 Reduce heat and cook, stirring until mixture reaches firm ball stage - 248°.
6 Remove from heat and gently stir in vanilla and cool slightly.
7 Arrange pecans in groups of 4 on buttered foil or cookie sheet.
8 Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel mixture in center of each group of nuts, covering half of each nut.
9 Melt the chocolate and spoon over the caramel. Let stand until set.
 
Yield: Makes about 4 dozen candies.