Turtles ...of the Chocolate, Tasty Kind by grammyn

Turtles ...of the Chocolate, Tasty Kind

I fixed breakfast after church and then started getting food ready for Christmas Eve. Two batches of Chex mix, sugar spiced pecans, cranberry fudge, two kinds of peppermint bark, candied orange peel, and turtles. Tomorrow it will be rum balls, chocolate covered peanuts, peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and maybe more chex mix. This is a one and done photo because I am too tired to think let alone plan something creative tonight.
Somebody's favorite! πŸ’—πŸ‘΄πŸ’
Yum! Hope all the calories stick to the pan!
December 21st, 2020  
It all sounds wonderful and the capture looks delish! I'll miss my sister's candy and chex mix this year, but my mom did make her chocolate chip cookies for when we have Christmas (outside on Tuesday since the weather will be better than the 24th or 25th)
December 21st, 2020  
oh wow...... Wish you lives closer lol
December 21st, 2020  
Oh my are you feeding an army Christmas Eve? Everything sounds so good, your turtles look perfect.
December 21st, 2020  
December 21st, 2020  
oh, no! there goes my diet! 🀣 and the recipe for sugar spiced pecans? @louannwarren - i am like an army when i start eating. 😜
December 21st, 2020  
Oh how I wished I liked chocolate. Sugar spiced pecans sounds good. I saved a recipe for spiced nuts cooked in the slow cooker that I might give a try. Probably better than dozens of cookies that I will sit and eat until I'm sick.
December 21st, 2020  
Wow, what can you do with all those sweets. You must not be restricted to live at home family for this holiday. These turtles look fabulous.
December 21st, 2020  
Fabulous shot of these delicious looking sweets, I have never heard of any of them. Wish I could taste some ;-)
December 21st, 2020  
Oh my! turtles are my favorite!
December 21st, 2020  
Recipes sound (and look) great
December 21st, 2020  
oh..my teeth are hurting just by looking at this....but they look delicious
December 21st, 2020  
Gosh you're sooooooo busy, look after you at this frantic time
December 21st, 2020  
They look very delicious!
December 21st, 2020  
You have been incredibly busy.
December 21st, 2020  
Oh, they look good!
December 22nd, 2020  
My God! The productivity unleashed in the last few days! I hope you and your family will be more moderate in your sugar consumption on Christmas Eve than what is suggested here. Or are you like my mother who used to make lots of different kinds of cookies and plate them up for friends and neighbors? Some years we’d go with my dad to deliver a couple of those plates on Christmas Eve while my mother got the Santa presents ready for when we returned. Every year when we were little we had just missed him!
December 23rd, 2020  
@wyomingsis LOL I am sure they did!
@linnypinny Thanks Lin I hope everyone else feels the same! I am sorry you will miss out on your usual treats!
@dutchothotmailcom LOL! I would gladly share!
@louannwarren soemtimes it seems like an army but it will be just half of my family.Thanks Lou Ann
@homeschoolmom thanks Lisa
@summerfield recipe to follow
@randystreat I still can't get over that you don't like chocolate! The recipe I used was for the slow cooker too!
@shutterbug49 Thanks a lot Debbie. Half of my family lives here and we have seen each other often since March. We follow all the guidelines (except maybe the distancing one) and they will be eating a fair amount of this food
@ludwigsdianaThank you. I wish you could too Diana I would gladly share with you if you came!
@lynnz I like them too Thanks
@ricksnap so nice of you to say! I am glad you think so
@jayberg LOL! Sorry about your teeth and thank you! I hope they will be. As tempted as I was to sample them I didn't because I was afraid I wouldn't stop!
@30pics4jackiesdiamond That is so nice of you to be concerned.β™₯ When it is over I will
@gijsje thank you bep! I hope they are
@tunia it was a long day but I feel I got a lot done!
@eudora thanks Diana I am glad you think so. I hope they will be!
@mcsiegle I can assure you my family will noit be moderate at all! Sometimes I do share with neighbors but this year with 14 family members coming it will mostly go to them. Loved your santa story.
December 24th, 2020  
@summerfield @randystreat The recipe I used
1/2 Cup melted butter
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1and 1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t allspice
mix spices, sugar and butter
pour over nuts in crockpot making sure to coat all nuts
turn crockpot on high
leave cover off
stir every 45 minutes
cook for 3 hours

When I finished with this I put mine in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 min. just to crisp them up

If you like savory you can use 1T creole seasoning (or any spicy seasoning of choice) instead of the cinnamon and allspice.
December 24th, 2020  
I was going to make these tonight until someone called at 8:30 and talked until almost 10. No cooking. I really should go clean up the kitchen but it may wait until the morning.
December 24th, 2020  
@randystreat Talking with friends is always better than cooking. Cleaning up the next day is also better than staying up late to do it. It’s all about priorities, Kathy!
December 24th, 2020  
Oh yum! forget the photos- make more of these and send them to me. haha
December 24th, 2020  
@olivetreeann I would offer to send the leftovers but feel there won't be any Ann Thank you so much!
December 24th, 2020  
@grammyn No, I rather suspect that there will be nothing left of the items you described! Don't worry though- my friend JoAnn always sends us her homemade peanut butter cups so we will have plenty of our own chocolate to enjoy!
December 24th, 2020  
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