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chocolate turtles

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

More than likely you have had a turtle candy. However I bet you did not know how easy they are to make!! These four ingredient Chocolate Pecan Caramel Turtles are so simple, delicious and at a fraction of the cost of the fancy candy shops!

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For chocolate turtles

  • 48
    pecan halves (get a little extra in case some break)
  • 28
    individually wrapped caramels
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp
    coconut oil

How To Make chocolate turtles

  • 1
    Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Arrange pecans in twelve X’s making four legs sticking out.
  • 3
    Unwrap caramels and place in microwavable bowl. Don’t use too small of a bowl. You will need to be able to easily stir it. Add cream and microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds If not melted heat for 15 second intervals at 50% power. Stir between each interval. Stir and place one heaping tablespoon in the center of each set of pecans. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir until bowl no longer feels warm. Continue heating at 15-30 second 50% power intervals until fully melted. Stirring every interval until the bowl no longer feels warm.
  • 5
    Spoon chocolate over the the caramel; spreading and swirling with the back of the spoon. Allow to fully set for several hours. You can refrigerate the turtles to speed up the process.