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dulce de leche turtles

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

For Halloween, surprise everyone with these yummy Dulce de Leche Turtles treats! Using dulce de leche instead of caramel is a nice change from the original.

yield 40 turtles
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For dulce de leche turtles

  • 1 can
    (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 lg
    pecan halves
  • 12 oz
    good quality semisweet chocolate such as guittard

How To Make dulce de leche turtles

  • 1
    Place can of sweetened condensed milk sideways in a pot of boiling water; simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Add more water to make sure the can is covered at all times. Carefully remove from the water and let it cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2
    On a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat, place pecan halves in a flower shape. Add a small dollop of dulce de leche in the center where all the pecan halves are joined. Place a pecan half on top. When they are all done, transfer to the refrigerator.
  • 3
    In a pot with an inch of water at the bottom, place a bowl on top (bain-marie aka double boiler). Set the heat to medium-low and add chocolate; stir often until chocolate is all melted about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from the heat and immediately coat turtles with it, about 1 to 1 ½ tsp. per turtle. When done coating, transfer to the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving. Makes 40 turtles
  • 5
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