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Friday, April 28, 2006 Recipe Found: Turtle Pretzel Sticks (Candy)

Another recently requested recipe, filled by our recipe researcher Connie! Man, do THESE sound good!

Turtle Pretzel Candy Sticks
1 (14 ounce) bag caramels
2 teaspoons water
Nonstick cooking spray
1 (10 ounce) bag pretzel rods
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vegetable shortening (not butter or margarine)
1 cup very finely chopped pecans

Unwrap caramels and place in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Add water. Microwave on HIGH (100 percent) power for 2 to 3 minutes,stirring every minute, until caramels are melted and smooth. (For ease of stirring, coat spoon with cooking spray.)Coat a sheet of foil with cooking spray. Dip half of each pretzel into hot caramel; twirl to coat. Let excess drip from pretzel, andthen place on coated foil.Place chocolate chips and shortening in a clean 2-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or untilshortening melts, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until chocolate melts. Dip caramel-coated end of pretzel sticks in chocolate; rolltips in nuts. Refrigerate immediately. Remove from refrigerator about 10 minutes before serving.Yield: 24 pretzel sticks

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