Homemade Bacon Turtles ~Do you love chocolate, caramel and pecans? You know I am talking about a Homemade Turtle! But what if I added bacon? Yep! You have Homemade Bacon Turtles! Try them, you’ll love them!
Homemade Bacon Turtles
Do you love chocolate, caramel and pecans? You know I am talking about a Homemade Turtle! But what if I added bacon? Yep! You have Homemade Bacon Turtles! Try them, you'll love them!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 tin condensed milk
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 8 oz semisweet chocolate
- 3 tbsp butter
- A half pound of bacon, cooked crispy
- Caramel: Mix the butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and condensed milk in a heavy saucepan. Start with heat on high until boiling, then reduce to medium. Stir constantly for approximately 15 minutes or until softball stage in cold water (a candy thermometer makes this much easier!). Let it cool for about an hour. It should still be warm, just be careful it is not too hot.
- Chocolate: Gently melt chocolate and butter over low heat until just melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate
- Assemble the turtles: Arrange pecans to resemble turtles – one for the head and two for the feet – on parchment paper. Roll small balls of caramel and place on center of pecans, squishing gently into place. Cover caramel with a piece of cooked bacon. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Hold turtle by the head and spoon the chocolate over top. Place back onto parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with medium course sea salt. Put back into the fridge to harden the chocolate
These little guys freeze really well. And they make perfect gifts, too.
Adapted from The Endless Meal