Turtle Candy

Turtle Candy

34 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    8 h
Recipe by  sal

“Pecans, caramel smothered in melted chocolate -- it's turtle candy.”

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Original recipe yields 24 candies



  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  2. Place three pecan halves in a Y shape on cookie sheet and place caramel in center. Repeat with remaining nuts and caramels.
  3. Place in preheated oven 10 minutes, until caramel is melted.
  4. Melt chocolate chips with shortening in microwave, or in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Spoon over candies on sheets. Chill 8 hours or overnight, until firm.

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Here's a variation on the recipe: 1-14 oz pkg caramels 2 1/2 T. Evaporated Milk 2 cups Chopped Pecans 1-24 oz pkg chocolate Bark Combine caramels & evaporated milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 to 2 1/2 min, stirring frequently. Add the pecans and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Freeze for 2 hours. Melt the chocolate bark in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 min, stirring frequently. Dip the caramel drops in the melted chocolate bark and place on waxed paper to cool. Yields 3-4 dozen. They taste just like Pixies!!



Because I love turtles, I have tried to make them every year. They have never turned out until this year. I decided to analyze what I did not like about them. First, using five pecans made them just way too big, so I used just one pecan. Then I cut the caramels in half and put them on the pecans. Second, they were always too hard. So I baked them for just 2 to 2 and a half minutes at 300 degrees ... just until they were malable. Then I smoothed the caramels over the pecans with my fingers and let them cool. Third the chocolate was always too tacky, it just never firmed up. So I added one eighth of a bar of parafin to the chocolate and dropped a dollop on the caramel/pecans. They turned out perfect! I've made two batches this year so far ... one with dark chocolte chips and one with semi-sweet chocolate chips. They were both yummy! Hope this helps others who have had problems with turtles.



should melt at 25o degrees for 10 minutes. 350 is too high of heat. It makes the caramels "crispy"

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 106 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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