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Homemade Turtle Candy recipe
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5 from 2 votes


Homemade turtle candy recipe with just 5 ingredients & perfect for holiday dessert trays! With toasted pecans, melted chocolate, and gooey caramel in every bite, these easy to make candies are a perfect treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turtle Candy Recipe
Servings: 15
Calories: 184kcal


  • 4 oz pecan halves, toasted, chopped
  • 15 caramel squares, unwrapped
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 8 oz milk or dark chocolate
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • In a skillet, toast your pecans by heating them over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Let cool slightly. 
  • Finely chop the pecans.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Make small piles of chopped pecans.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the caramels and 1 tablespoon of the heavy cream. Heat on high power. Stir well and continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until the caramels are completely melted. The caramel will firm up as it cools. 
  • Add about 1-2 tablespoons caramel to the top of each pecan pile. Let sit to harden.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate at 30-second intervals until smooth. Spoon chocolate on top of each layer of caramel. Sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes. 


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg