Turtles® Candy

Turtles® Candy

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"Pecans, caramel smothered in melted chocolate -- it's Turtles® candy."


8 h servings 106 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 106 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 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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  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.


  • TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.
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  1. 38 Ratings


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....

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 th...

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

Passable, but prefer the following changes: 1. "turtles" have four legs, so I use four pecan halves. Prefer this size of finished product. 2. I start with melting 1 bag chocolate chips and add ...

After reading all the other reviews, I came up with a few modiifcations. I left the temperature at 300, but only put them in for 3- 3 1/2 minutes. Then when they came out, I put a little shorten...

This candy taste like the real thing. It was easy to make and I used the microwave to melt both the chocolate and the caramel.Very good.

I should have read the reviews before attempting these at all. I was pretty annoyed last night for wasting so mucb money on the pecans and caramels just to throw it all out. First, tip - for bes...

I used homemade caramel & I used ghiradelli double chocolate dipping chocolate. These were decadent! Hubby's grandmother made turtles every Christmas...I can't wait to surprise my father-in-law ...

The recipe tasted okay, but it was rock hard. I tried one of the reviewer's variation of the recipe and this worked much better. My family loved them!!!