Happy Monday! Since Mondays tend to get a bad rap, I figured I'd share these amazing Turtle Cupcakes with you to make it a little better. Now if only I could teleport one straight to you, this Monday would be fantastic!
We are HUGE fans of turtles around here. Not the kind that crawls around with it's house on it's back, but the the kind that you eat with chocolate, caramel and pecans. Turtles are one treat we can always agree on around here. They're also one treat that doesn't last long around here. Not that many do, but anything turtle tends to disappear a little faster than normal.
24 chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled (I used Moist Chocolate Cake and made it into cupcakes. Chocolate Cupcakes would also be fantastic, or just your favorite boxed mix.)
1 batch Caramel Buttercream Frosting
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
24 Pecan halves
Combine chocolate chips, milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Cook in 30 second increments until the chocolate and butter are melted. Stir well after each 30 seconds. Dip the top of each cupcake in the melted chocolate mixture. Let the cupcakes sit until the chocolate has set, about 30 minutes. Pipe or spread Caramel Buttercream Frosting on the cupcakes. Heat the remaining chocolate mixture in the microwave again to remelt, in 30 second increments, stirring well after each 30 seconds (I only needed to cook for 30 seconds). Pour a spoonful of chocolate on top of each cupcake and top with a pecan half. If the chocolate is too thick to drizzle down a bit, add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you get the right consistency. You don't want it too runny, just enough to run down a bit. I added 1 tablespoon of milk.
Recipe from The Royal Cook - an original!
Linked on Your Home Based Mom, The Busy Bee's, Manic Monday, Fancy This Friday, Whats Cooking With Ruthie, Six Sisters' Stuff, The Weekend Re-Treat, Manic Monday and Tatertots and Jello.