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Easy Salted Caramel Turtles

Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

Wow, is it Friday already? I’ve been a little MIA this week but don’t worry I have big plans and many, many ideas to share with you over the next few months. I’ll be back this weekend with a recap of our Halloween/birthday festivities, a giveaway, and hopefully a Christmas post. Before I get to all of that I want to show you how to make the easiest salted caramel turtles ever!

Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

This is such a quick recipe with only 4 ingredients involved. I adapted the recipe from Candiquick.

-I started by placing two pecans next to each other on a parchment covered baking sheet, then added a flatten caramel piece on top.

-Once my oven was preheated to 325 degrees I baked them for 5 minutes (keep an eye on them so that the caramel doesn’t burn).

-Allow to cool.

Salted Caramel Candy

Dip the bottom into melted chocolate or spoon a small amount back onto the parchment paper and place the turtle on top. Pipe melted chocolate on top and sprinkle with sea salt.

Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

I’m giving these away as a gift later tonight so I popped them in refrigerator to quickly harden. Now I need to think of a creative way to package them before we leave. This really was an easy treat to make as a last minute gift that I just had to share.

 

If you like this recipe check out my Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies

Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies

By now you may have realized that I have a passion for baking. Not only to eat tasty treats but also for the memories I create with my children. Baking was such a big part of my childhood, it’s the dearest memory I have with my mother growing up. I remember checking out cookbooks from the library and always having a new recipe request to make. My mother would take me to the store with my recipe list in hand, happily encouraging me to experiment in the kitchen. These are the memories I look to recreate with my own children and hope that they look back on when they’re older. Today I’m sharing with you an Oatmeal Raisinets Cookie recipe we recently made together.

With the start of the Raisinets Enlightened Enjoyment sweepstakes it made me reflect on the things that bring joy into my life. My family is my number one source of joy and fulfillment, they are what complete me. Yesterday we had a picnic at the park and I honestly can’t remember the last time I had such a great time. There’s something about playing with the kids out in a big open soccer field that makes my heart melt. There are plenty of other things that bring joy to my life. Besides spending quality time with my family I love baking, reading, running, crafting, and sharing ideas with all of YOU!

Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies

Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies

Create a delicious treat for the family with these Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies. A classic oatmeal cookie with a surprise twist of Raisinets and chocolate drizzle.

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  6. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  7. 3/4 brown sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  11. 1 package (11oz) Nestle Raisinets Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
  12. 1 cup chopped walnuts
  13. Chocolate for drizzling (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and eggs; gradually beat in flour mixture.
  4. Stir in oats, Raisinets and walnuts.
  5. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool then drizzle chocolate on top.
http://apumpkinandaprincess.com/2012/09/oatmeal-raisinets-cookies.html

The secret to the BEST oatmeal raisin cookies? Milk Chocolate Raisinets and chocolate chips! Try these oatmeal raisinets cookies, I promise they won’t disappoint. This recipe can also be found on the back of a Raisinets bag, the chocolate drizzle was my addition. ;)

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

The weather finally cooled down from 108 to mid 90s this week. The slight change put me in the mood to bake and daydream about the upcoming Fall/baking season. Lately I’ve been trying out new recipes, some from Pinterest others from cookbooks in preparation for baking season. My favorite time of the year!

Today I’m sharing with you a triple chocolate chip cookie recipe made from a cake box. I found this recipe on the side of a Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake box and slightly changed it.

  • 1 cake mix box
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts until evenly mixed. Drop by tablespoon on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. If you prefer a crispier cookie bake for 14 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes then move cookies to a cooling rack.

These triple chocolate chip cookies are SO good! I had to store them away before I ate them all. :)

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Caramel Pecan Brownies

A few weeks ago while standing in line at Target I decided to buy a Turtles candy pack. BIG mistake! I never, ever buy candy from the candy display so I don’t know why I decided to that day. Ever since then I have purchased the same candy every time I go to Target. Umm if you knew how often I go to Target you would know that’s a lot of candy!

I have always liked caramel and chocolate together, add walnuts/peanuts/pecans and I’m in heaven.

Yesterday I was craving Turtles candy so I decided to make Caramel Pecan Brownies aka Turtle Brownies, the easy way! I’ll admit I like brownie mixes from a box. For this recipe I used Betty Crocker triple chocolate chunk but other favorites are Ghirardelli and Duncan Hines.

To make the brownies you will need:

your favorite brownie mix or recipe

brownie mix ingredients (egg, water, oil)

pecans

caramel topping

Prepare brownie mix then add in 1/2 a cup of pecans. I like a little more pecans so I threw in about 1/4 cup more in the end, but you can adjust this to your preference. Bake according to package directions. Once the brownies have baked and cooled, drizzle caramel topping and pecans on top. So there you have it, a super easy Turtle Brownie Recipe that anyone can make!

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