Party Time Chocolate Turtles

how to make chocolate turtles

1 lb. caramel
1 lb. milk chocolate
2 cups pecans
Red foil wrappers

Roast the pecans by spreading them on a cookie sheet and placing in a 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Alternatively you can microwave them on high for 30 seconds, then stir; repeat until the nuts are hot to the touch. Not only does it bring the oil out in the pecans, but it seems like more pecans when they are crunchier.

Place the caramel in a dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Microwave for 10 seconds to soften; do not melt. Work the pecans into the softened caramel and then form into a roll. Cut into wafer-cookie-sized pieces. Dip into melted chocolate. Makes about 30 turtles.

Pop-the-Pinata Cupcakes

Get your fill of fiesta fun with these Pop-the-Pinata Cupcakes! Filled with a burst of color, these cupcakes are the perfect way to shake up your Cinco de Mayo this spring.

These piñata cupcakes also make for a great gender reveal idea or birthday party fun.

Bake your cupcakes and allow to cool completely. With the Cupcake Corer, remove the center of the cupcake for the surprise filling of sprinkles or candies. Use the top of the removed piece to cap off the filling. Pipe on icing and top with more sprinkles for pizazz.

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