Orville Redenbacher’s Gigantic Turtle Candies
Makes 21 servings. Recipe is courtesy of ConAgra Foods, Inc. The bespectacled entrepreneur Orville Redenbacher had a single childhood obsession: creating the perfect popcorn. As an adult, he eventually developed a new hybrid corn called RedBow, which an ad agency later convinced him to rename Orville Redenbacher Popcorn. For this recipe, three pecan halves make the turtle’s head and front legs, and are topped with caramel-coated popcorn, then covered with melted chocolate.
1 (2.9-oz.) bag Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Butter Microwave Popcorn
PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
63 pecan halves
1 (14-oz.) pkg. caramels, unwrapped
2 tbls. Parkay Original stick
2 tbls. whole milk
1 (12-oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate morsels
1. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Place popped corn in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. Arrange 21 groups of three pecan halves in cloverleaf pattern on baking sheets.
3. Place caramels, Parkay and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until caramels melt, stirring once. Pour over popcorn and gently toss to coat evenly. Cool 2 minutes.
4. Moisten hands with water. Shape popcorn into 1-inch mounds; press onto center of each pecan cloverleaf.
5. Place chocolate morsels in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. Drizzle over each popcorn mound. Chill 1 hour or overnight.