Chocolate Turtle Clusters are delicious homemade candies with walnuts, caramel and chocolate.
As much as I love Christmas and the New Year, one thing always drives me nuts when these magic moments go into the past: a look at my weight. I presume that most of you have the same problem, because who can refuse the sweet magic that is literally in front of you all the time during these ten days? And if you are a real fan of sweets – you have got yourself a problem This year, the holiday challenges were really serious. And how to keep your ideal weight when, day after day, you have treats like this on the table? First the beautiful Snowball Cookies , and after that the devine chocolate baklava from my good friend, and then Cannoli Cream Puffs for New Years Eve …and to end it all… Eclairs. Mission impossible!
2 1/2 C pecans
1/2 C butter (I use salted)
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C light corn syrup
7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1/2 of a 14 ounce can)
1/2 t vanilla
1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
1/2 t shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco)