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Making Chocolate Turtles couldn't be easier or more fun! They make fabulous gifting and holiday candy.  Homemade pecan turtle candies come together quickly using the microwave to melt the caramel and chocolate.

Chocolate Turtles

Making Chocolate Turtles couldn't be easier! Pecan turtle candies come together quickly melting caramel and chocolate.
Servings: 20
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


  • 2 medium microwave safe bowls
  • 2 spoons
  • Parchment Paper
  • baking sheet


  • 6 ounces pecan halves
  • 8 ounces soft caramels
  • 2 TBS water
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Arrange the pecans in clusters of four, touching in the center and pointing out in opposite directions, like turtle legs. 
  • Unwrap soft caramels and place into a medium bowl with 2 Tablespoons water. Microwave on high for 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Continue until caramel is fully melted, about 2 minutes. Stir with a spoon and allow to cool just slightly. 
  • Add one dollop, about a Tablespoon in size, to the center of the pecans. 
  • In another medium bowl add the chocolate chips and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in-between until smooth.
  • Use a spoon to drizzle melted chocolate over the caramel and pecans, using the back of the spoon to spread out the chocolate. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Bring to room temperature to serve. 


Helpful tips 
You could also use dark chocolate and finish with flaked sea salt. 
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dark space for up to two weeks. This is a rustic treat and does not have to cover the pecans perfectly.