Chewy Caramel Turtle Bark
Yield : 9″ x 13″
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (half of a 14 ounce can, just over 1/2 cup’s worth)
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups pecan halves
2 cups semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Pour the caramel mixture over the pecans in an even layer. Use a spatula to spread it across if needed. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so, until the caramel is cool. Melt the chocolate and the oil in a small mixing bowl in the microwave. 50% power for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes, stopping to stir after the first minute and then every 30 seconds as needed. When most of the chocolate has melted and you are able to stir it, remove from the microwave and stir until smooth, it will continue melting as it rests.
Pour the chocolate over the top of the caramel and pecans and spread across the caramel with a spatula. Chill in the refrigerator an additional 30 minutes, until the chocolate is firm. Remove from the refrigerator and use the parchment paper to lift the bark onto a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to slice into pieces. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Let the caramel and pecan layer chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. Then use a very sharp knife to slice it into bite-size pieces. Place in the refrigerator again for about 30 minutes. Melt the chocolate and the oil in a small mixing bowl in the microwave. 50% power for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes, stopping to stir after the first minute and then every 30 seconds as needed. Dip each caramel piece into the melted chocolate and then use two forks to drain the excess chocolate off the candy. Place on a parchment lined tray and repeat with all the pieces. Chill in the refrigerator until firm. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
source : barefeetinthekitchen