Gigantic turtle candies

(NC)—Nothing says the holidays like Turtles! Try this new twist on a family favourite that includes some tasty popcorn. You can even put some in a holiday tin to give as a gift.

1 bag (2.9 ounces) (11 cups popped) butter flavoured microwave popcorn

PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

Pecan halves (63 pecan halves)

1 bag (14 ounces) caramels, unwrapped

2 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons milk

1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels

Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Place popcorn in large bowl; set aside.

Spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. Arrange 21 groups of three pecan halves in cloverleaf pattern on baking sheet.

Place caramels, butter, and milk in microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until caramels are melted, stirring once. Pour over popcorn; gently toss to evenly coat. Allow to cool 2 minutes.

Spray hands with cooking spray. Shape popcorn into 1-inch mounds; press onto center of each pecan cloverleaf.

Melt chocolate morsels in microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. Drizzle over each caramel mound. Chill 1 hour or overnight.