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Marshmallow Turtles




  1. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water; remove from heat. Cool mixture to 85 degrees F, stirring constantly.
  2. Meanwhile, cut marshmallows in half horizontally; flatten with rolling pin. Set aside.
  3. On wax paper-covered tray, form head and hind feet of turtle by arranging three pecan halves with ends touching in center; for front feet, place one pecan quarter on each side of head. Arrange 24 of these clusters as bases for turtles. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate mixture into center of each cluster of pecans.
  4. To make turtle shell, place flattened marshmallow half in center of pecans on top of chocolate; press lightly to adhere. Spoon a small amount of chocolate onto marshmallow and spread with a spatula to cover top and edges of marshmallow.
  5. Chill.
  6. Store covered in refrigerator.

Makes approximately 2 dozen.


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