Homemade Turtle Candy With Pecans and Caramel

            Here we are again, sending you another sweet treat that is to die for! I love the combination of pecans, caramel and chocolate. I really think that the person who made these, knew I was going to be born. Invented around 1918, these little sweet treats have become a classic.

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I believe the original company is still made. This is going to be the easiest recipe that you have ever made. It will become a staple in your home. You need only the three ingredients which are probably in your pantry already.

            I won’t lie, I prefer homemade caramel to any store bought caramels. But I know that not everyone can make their own caramel. So buy the brand you like, and melt them in your fashion.

This is the same for chocolate. I know there are so many variations out there for which chocolate you should use.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Which type of chocolate is recommended?

I prefer to use semi-sweet chocolate chips. You could use milk chocolate chips or even chocolate almond bark. I have also been known to make these with white chocolate and white almond bark.

            Do I have to use pecans?

Pecans are the ones that were used when the candy was first made. The combination of flavors is what makes the candy taste so perfect. Roasted peanuts and almonds are also commonly used in this treat.

            What kind of Caramels should I use?

I have used Werthers, Kraft and I have also made my own. All of these methods work awesome. You could also use baking caramel pieces.

            How do I store Turtles?

I keep the turtles in an airtight container on my counter. I have also placed them in the refrigerator during the warmer seasons. As long as they are in an airtight container, they will remain good.

What do you need to make Homemade Turtle Candy With Pecans and Caramel

            70 pecans, halved

            12 ounces caramels, melted

            1 bag chocolate chips, melted

How to make Homemade Turtle Candy With Pecans and Caramel

FIRST STEP:

Line a baking tray with parchment paper

Place the halved pecans in a ‘t’ shape, or a four corner method. Whichever way you set them out is going to work.

Just be sure to leave some room in-between the pecan pieces. This will be the base of your Turtle candies.

SECOND STEP:

Unwrap or pour your caramels into a microwave safe bowl.

Add a tablespoon of milk to the bowl and begin melting in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.

Continue until the caramels are all melted and smooth.

THIRD STEP:

Using a tablespoon, spoon caramel over the pecan pieces. You can spoon a generous amount over each set of pecans.

Place the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.

FOURTH STEP:

Add 1 tsp of milk to the bowl and melt on 30 second intervals. Stirring between each cycle.

Spoon the melted chocolate over the center of each pecan caramel setting. The chocolate will flow down the candy piece

FIFTH STEP:

If you still have chocolate left, continue to pour chocolate over the candies until the chocolate is all used.

Place the tray into the freezer to harden before serving. You could also leave them sit on the counter and harden that way.

Enjoy!

YUM!

Homemade Turtle Candy With Pecans and Caramel

Homemade Turtle Candy With Pecans and Caramel

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 70 pecans, halved
  • 12 ounces caramels, melted
  • 1 bag chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Line a baking tray with parchment paper

Place the halved pecans in a ‘t’ shape, or a four corner method. Whichever way you set them out is going to work.

Just be sure to leave some room in-between the pecan pieces. This will be the base of your Turtle candies.

SECOND STEP:

Unwrap or pour your caramels into a microwave safe bowl.

Add a tablespoon of milk to the bowl and begin melting in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.

Continue until the caramels are all melted and smooth.

THIRD STEP:

Using a tablespoon, spoon caramel over the pecan pieces. You can spoon a generous amount over each set of pecans.

Place the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.

FOURTH STEP:

Add 1 tsp of milk to the bowl and melt on 30 second intervals. Stirring between each cycle.

Spoon the melted chocolate over the center of each pecan caramel setting. The chocolate will flow down the candy piece

FIFTH STEP:

If you still have chocolate left, continue to pour chocolate over the candies until the chocolate is all used.

Place the tray into the freezer to harden before serving. You could also leave them sit on the counter and harden that way.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 40gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g