Homemade Chocolate Caramel Turtles

Homemade Chocolate Caramel Turtles
Homemade Chocolate Caramel Turtles
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Homemade Chocolate Caramel Turtles are so simple to make, and everyone will be impressed that you made this candy from scratch. Turtle candy is one of the simplest chocolate candy recipes that you can make in your own kitchen. You only need four ingredients and about an hour of hands-on time to whip up a batch of homemade chocolate turtles. This turtle candy recipe is so easy that you don't even need a candy thermometer to make it.
Using toasted pecans helps give these chocolate turtles great flavor. The caramel and chocolate coating combine to create a rich and indulgent treat that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. The great thing about these chocolate caramel turtles is that you can use whatever chocolate you like, whether it is milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or semisweet chocolate chips. It is also easy to dress up these caramel turtles for the holidays! Simply top them with a drizzle of white chocolate and colorful sprinkles for a festive treat.

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Yields15 turtles

Cooking MethodNo Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole pecans, toasted
  • 12 caramels, unwrapped (about a quarter of a package)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Begin by arranging the pecans in 15 small clusters (about 4 nuts each) on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.

  2. Combine the caramels and water in a bowl. Melt the caramel in the microwave or over a double boiler. If using the microwave, microwave the caramels at a low power level for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. If using a double boiler, stir constantly until the caramel is smooth and completely melted.

  3. After the caramels have melted, spoon about one teaspoon of caramel over each cluster of pecans. Allow the caramel to cool and set up while you melt the chocolate.

  4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler. If using the microwave, heat at a low power level for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. If using a double boiler, stir occasionally until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.

  5. Spoon the melted chocolate over each caramel pecan cluster, covering completely.

  6. Refrigerate the turtles for at least 30 minutes to allow them to set up.


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I am not sure if the individual who provided this recipe was trying to modify the kraft turtle recipe, but 2 tablespoons is too much water. The kraft recipe calls for teaspoons. It is very frustrating that anyone and everyone can just post recipes online.

I wish I know how everyone else got these to come out so well. Mine were runny, caramel never set up. Wasted $8 worth of pecans and $4 worth of caramel, did not even bother melting the chocolate, will save that for another project. Disappointing, what a waste.

I don't know how everyone else got these to turn out so well, mine were terrible, 2 tablespoons is too much water, caramel never set up. Wasted $8 worth of pecans and $4 worth of caramels, nothing to show for it but a giant mess. Disappointing.

Hi ccjpol 5534891, I'm so sorry this recipe did not turn out for you. What type of caramels did you use and did you use a double boiler or the microwave to melt them? I'd like to help you find out where the recipe went wrong. Kaitlin, FaveSouthernRecipes Editor

I agree about the printing!!! it will show up to print with a big ole ad right in the middle of it. When you close out the ad, the recipe closes out with it. Makes me want to forget this site!

Hi Libbys Nonnie, Thank you for alerting us to the issue. You should now be able to print this recipe by clicking the "Print" button along the top of the recipe. We apologize for the inconvenience.

why can't I print this recipe off???? It doesn't seem to be letting me

Hi jetbake62 0438353, Thank you for alerting us to the issue. You should now be able to print this recipe by clicking the "Print" button along the top of the recipe. We apologize for the inconvenience.

These homemade candies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The combination of caramel and chocolate...yum! I can't get enough :)

These turtles tasted just like the kind I usually buy from Fannie May! The only thing I didn't like was how the chocolate melted in my hands as I tried to eat my turtle. Looks like I'll just have to shove the candies into my mouth a little faster next time.

I love anything chocolate, so I new I would love these Turtles. The pecans add a great crunch to an otherwise chewy and sweet dessert. I wish I could have more!

They tasted as good as Fannie May turtles... which is pretty good! Left in the fridge, they make a great cool little treat.

YUM! I will be making these again. They taste so fresh.

I love this recipe! It seems like the quantity of pecans to chocolate is just perfect. Love me some pecans.

I love turtles during Christmas time ... and who knew they were so easy to make homemade?? I might even make these to give as gifts this year - they tasted great!

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