Sea Salt Cashew Turtles



Ingredients

3/4 to 1 pound cashews
1 (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon sea salt

Directions

Cover 2 baking sheets with wax paper and coat with cooking spray. Arrange cashews into 24 groups on the baking sheets.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with cream 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Immediately spoon caramel mixture over each nut group while still hot; reheat if caramel gets too thick.

In another small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with shortening 5 to 7 minutes, or until smooth, stirring constantly. Drizzle chocolate over caramel-covered nuts, evenly sprinkle with sea salt, and let stand until firm.

Note:

This will work with any type of nuts, so substitute your favorite and enjoy the contrasts of chewy and crunchy!