It’s still early enough in the season that you most likely haven’t overloaded on the sweet sector of traditional holiday celebrating.
In honor of this, we’ve got the perfect recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth! Make a double batch and share with friends, neighbors, coworkers and peers.
Easy Turtle Fudge
You will need:
- 1 (12 oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 c. sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 30 caramels, unwrapped
- 1 tbsp. water
- 40 pecan halves
- Grease 11×7 inch pan; set aside.
- Melt chips in heavy, medium saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat as soon as chocolate is melted; stir in bittersweet chocolate until melted.
- Stir in sweetened condensed milk and salt until smooth.
- Spread evenly in prepared 11×7 inch pan with narrow metal spatula; cover with foil. Refrigerate until firm.
- Cut fudge into 40 squares by cutting 5 sections lengthwise and 8 sections crosswise with long, thin-bladed knife.
- Transfer to baking sheet lined with wax paper, placing squares 1/2 inch apart.
- Place caramels and water in heavy, small saucepan. Heat over low heat until melted, stirring frequently.
- Drizzle or top fudge pieces with caramel mixture.
- Top each piece with 1 pecan half.
- Store candies in airtight container in freezer, bring to room temperature before serving.
Recipe courtesy of Stephanie Jones, Select Realty.
Too busy? Try this instead:
When you’re out and about, on a lunch break, at the gas station, offer to help someone in need. Do they need a hand with carrying bags to the car? Open the door for the person behind you. If you’re in a line for coffee (or somewhere similar), you can even pay it forward and cover the cost of the order for the person behind you (only if you have the money to do so)!