Choco-Caramel Turtles

Looking for delicious dessert? Then check out these choco-caramel turtles made using Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies.

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  • prep time 1 hr 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

6
oz (1 1/2 cups) pecan halves (about 120 pieces)
8
caramels, unwrapped
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
3/4
cup chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Arrange pecans in groups of 5 on ungreased cookie sheets to resemble head and legs of turtle.
  • 2 Cut each caramel into 3 equal pieces. Wrap 1 tablespoon cookie dough around each piece of caramel. Press dough lightly onto pecans, covering half of each. (Tips of pecans should show after baking.)
  • 3 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Spread about 1 rounded teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Arrange pecans in groups of 5 on ungreased cookie sheets to resemble head and legs of turtle.
  • 2 Cut each caramel into 3 equal pieces. Wrap 1 tablespoon cookie dough around each piece of caramel. Press dough lightly onto pecans, covering half of each. (Tips of pecans should show after baking.)
  • 3 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Spread about 1 rounded teaspoon frosting on each cooled cookie.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You could use sugar cookie dough instead of the chocolate chip dough if you like.

For the best results, keep pecans tightly covered. As they can spoil easily, store in the freezer for longer storage.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.