Another fun recipe we made for our Twelve Days of Christmas Dinner Party were these delicious Turtle Dove Chocolates! They are similar to the Pretzel Dots, made with Dove Caramels and Pecan Halves, instead of the Hershey Kisses and M&M's. You just can't go wrong with salty caramels and chocolate. YUM!!! These things are very dangerous to have in the house, especially with my New Year's resolutions and goals. Thankfully our children made sure they didn't last long!
Turtle Dove Chocolates
- 1 bag of Dove Caramel Milk Chocolates
- 1 bag of Butter Snap pretzels
- 1 bag of whole pecan halves (about 30-40 pieces)
- Pretzel Sticks (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Unwrap each Dove Chocolate. Lay out pretzels and put one chocolate on each pretzel.
Bake in oven for 3 minutes. After removing from oven, gently press pecan into chocolate, but not hard enough for caramel to come out of the chocolate. Transfer pan to refrigerator for chocolates to harden.
Note: Can you tell that I got distracted talking to a friend on the telephone? They were left in the oven for about 4-5 minutes and I had caramel oozing everywhere... Whoops!
Optional: Before placing the candies in the refrigerator to harden you can insert pieces of Pretzel Sticks to create a head and legs for your "turtles." Or just leave them as pictured above, with the turtle tucked into his shell!