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Have fun making these cute chocolate tortoises. Give them as gifts or put them on a party platter -- unlike their namesakes, they'll go fast!



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. On a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, make 12 clusters by arranging 4 cashews and 1 hazelnut (the cashews will be the tortoises' legs, and the hazelnuts, the heads). With your fingers, gently flatten caramels and place one on top of each cluster.

  • Bake until caramels just begin to melt, 6 to 8 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave chocolate in 10-second increments until melted. Dollop 1 teaspoon chocolate onto each caramel and top with a pecan. Refrigerate until chocolate sets, about 30 minutes (or up to 2 days). Bring to room temperature before serving.

Cook's Notes

It's a good idea to help kids get the ingredients prepped -- toast the nuts and melt the chocolate. But they can create the critters on their own.


23 Ratings
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