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Sea Salt Cashew Turtles

By Emma Koch

Sea Salt Cashew Turtles

May 30, 2013 Updated May 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM EDT

If you're craving something sweet and salty, then these Sea Salt Cashew Turtles are calling your name. This homemade candy is so delicious and easy to make , people will think you bought it from a candy store!

Makes: 2 dozen

Cooking Time: 10 min

 
What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 to 1 pound cashews
     
  • 1 (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
     
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
     
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
What To Do:
  1. Cover 2 baking sheets with wax paper and coat with cooking spray. Arrange cashews into 24 groups on the baking sheets.
     
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with cream 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Immediately spoon caramel mixture over each nut group while still hot; reheat if caramel gets too thick.
     
  3. In another small saucepan over low heat,  melt chocolate chips with shortening 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Drizzle chocolate over caramel-covered nuts, evenly sprinkle with sea salt, and let stand until firm.
Notes
  • This will work with any type of nuts, so substitute your favorite and enjoy the contrasts of chewy and crunchy!
     
  • Love the idea of treating your family and friends to your homemade candy creations? Why not also try our Buckeyes?




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