Happy New Year!March out the turtles for 2010!Since we're still polishing off our Happy Birthday Jesus chocolate cake from Christmas, I thought I'd make something a bit different for a New Year's Eve dessert ... like giant number chocolate turtles!
Melt one bag caramels with 2 Tbsp cream. Assemble nuts into number shapes on lightly buttered wax paper. For party variety I made each number a different nut - walnuts, pecans, cashews and almonds:
Once caramel is melted, let sit just a minute or two so it's not too runny. Carefully drizzle caramel over nuts. Let cool 1/2 hour. Spray a spatula with Pam & use it to transfer the turtles over to the party platter. Adjust as needed.
Melt some quality dark chocolate and give your giant number turtles their shells!