Turtle Bark-Chocolate, Pecans and Caramel all come together in this easy to make Bark.
I love a good Turtle. Chocolate, soft caramel, pecans. Just the perfect combination. I’ve made them a few times but it takes time, especially when you’re making homemade caramels as the base. The results are worth every minute of time spent but sometimes, you just don’t have a ton of time to make candy.
I had bought these Caramel Bits at the store before Halloween, thinking I’d make caramel apples. Well I never got around to it.
Then I made my Fried Pecans. Pecans, Caramel, caramel, pecans…the only thing missing is chocolate and then I’ve got turtles.
I’ll tell you a little secret, I can make caramel from scratch but melting caramel in the microwave…lets just say, it can take days to soak burnt caramel out of that glass bowl. I have to do it over the stove, in a double boiler. Slow and controlled. The same with melting chocolate.
As I’m getting everything out I have one of those light bulb moments. I don’t need to melt the caramel, these caramel bits are so soft, why not just make some bark? In less than 10 minutes, I was setting my bark in the refrigerator to set. An hour after that, I was eating it. Every bite was a perfect combination of pecan, caramel and chocolate.
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I did drizzle a little melted white chocolate just to make it look pretty.