(Dover, NH) - Making candy is not all that hard, and it's always nice to give a gift that you made yourself.

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I have to admit that I personally don't like these caramel turtles, but people love getting them as gifts.

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The ingredients are caramel cut into small squares, whole walnuts and melted chocolate. The assembly is simple and the results are pretty cool.

Don Briand photo
Don Briand photo
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This batch was not mine. A group of "elves" was in my kitchen last week making their turtles that are going out in the mail today.  I will be making my candies, including some soft center and bark, this week.