Putting turtle in the name of a dish that doesn't actually include any...well, turtle, may seem very strange. But, once you understand what it means- then you know that delicious things are ahead!
In baking- turtle refers to the winning combination of chocolate, caramel, and pecans. Yum!
In the early 1900s, a candy company based in Chicago created a newer version of chocolate dipped pecans. George DeMet added caramel sauce into the mix. These candies quickly become a huge success. The name reflects the shape these chocolate covered nut clusters take- a turtle's shell. Today, you can find an array of turtle pies, cookies, cakes and more! It's not hard to see why!
The only way to make it even better would be to add some toasted coconut! Hello, Samoas.
This refers to a combination of chocolate, caramel, and pecans. The original, candy version was created in 1916. It was a newer version of chocolate-dipped pecans. Some say these can resemble turtle shells. The pie version was created by a restaurant chain, the Velvet Turtle. Now defunct, you can still find similar pies in the freezer section by Marie Callender or Edwards.
They won't necessarily help you lose weight; however, they are healthy and could be part of a well-balanced diet. Oats contain carbs, fat, protein, and fiber. They are also a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Plus, they are often referred to as one of the healthiest grains!
With these turtle baked oatmeal cups, you can start your day with a healthy breakfast and a smile!
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