Finishing up the last of the Christmas baking today with a batch of turtles. This recipe makes about 6 dozen - so it makes these easy to share.
2 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 pounds whole pecans
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
In a large saucepan combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Gradually add milk and mix well. Continue cooking until candy thermometer reads 248 degrees. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Fold in pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Chill until firm. Melt chocolate chips and drizzle over clusters.
Another great option is a piece of cellophane (I bought a roll of gift basket wrap at Michael's) tied with a ribbon or bakers twine. How do you wrap your holiday treats?