Pecan Caramel Nut Clusters Fall Apart
(Upper Macungie Township PA)
Why do my pecan caramel nut clusters fall apart when I dip them into the chocolate? (also called Turtles)
I arrange the nuts in a cluster--I put the caramel on (not homemade - store bought from AC Moore/Michaels) & I let the caramel set.
I then dip the clusters in my Wilton chocolate pro melting pot but the clusters just fall . The nuts actually just melt right off into the pot/bowl.
I've also tried melting the chocolate in the microwave and dipped into a regular bowl, but they still fall apart.
Is the chocolate too hot? I really don't know what I'm doing wrong. I will appreciate any feedback.
Thanks in advance!
It does sound like the chocolate is too hot, doesn't it? Perhaps you can let the chocolate cool a bit first and then dip the pecan nut clusters in the chocolate.
Another option, I guess, would be to try spreading the chocolate on top rather than dipping.
I'm thinking that you may be having this trouble because your caramel has a low melting point. Different caramel has different consistencies.
You are probably working with a softer caramel so as soon as the warm chocolate hits the caramel, it melts and the nuts fall out!
Let us know if you are able to find a way to make it work. Anyone else have any suggestions???