Turtle Candy

Turnips 2 Tangerines (Lynn H)


I make these wonderful Turtle Candies every year for the Holidays! Enjoy!


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  • 1 (8 oz) pkg
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    pecan halves, salted
  • 1 lb
    milk chocolate (ambrosia dipping chocolate) or
  • 16 (1 oz) oz
    squares, semi-sweet chocolate

How to Make Turtle Candy


  1. In the top of a double boiler over hot water. Melt caramels in heavy cream. Stir until smooth.
  2. Arrange pecan halves in groups of 4-5 on a greased waxed paper. Spoon caramel mixture into a small mound in the middle of nuts. The caramel should partially cover the nuts to keep them in place. Let stand until caramel is hard.
  3. In top of a double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate, stir gently.
  4. Using a small spoon, coat caramel with melted chocolate. Refrigerate for 30 mins or until chocolate is firm. Store in air tight container.

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About Turtle Candy

Course/Dish: Candies, Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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