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Pecan Turtle Candy Recipe

2 l/4 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. butter or margarine
1 C. light corn syrup
l/8 t. salt
l (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 l/2 lbs. whole pecan halves
1 C. (6-oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 C. (6-oz.) milk chocolate chips
2 T. shortening.

In a large saucepan, combine the first 4 ingredients. Cook over med heat until all sugar is dissolved. Gradually add the milk and mix well. continue cooking until a candy thermometer reads 248F. (firm ball stage) Remove from heat stir in vanilla until well blended. Fold in pecans. Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheets. Chill.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave or in a double boiler. Drizzle chocolate over each pecan cluster.

Yield 4 dozen
 

  

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