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Turtle Candy

Made with chewy rich caramel, buttery pecans and creamy milk chocolate, this decadent homemade turtle candy make for the perfect salty-sweet gift or shared family confection!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 turtles
Calories: 69kcal


  • 1/2 lb caramels
  • 2 tbsp evaporated milk
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 6 oz milk chocolate chips (basically half of a 11.5 oz package)


  • Melt caramels and milk together in a double boiler over hot water and continue to stir until combined (about 10 minutes).
  • Place nuts on wax or parchment paper paper in groupings of 3. Spoon the completed caramel over the nuts, leaving the nut tips exposed. Let set for 30 minutes.
  • Next melt chocolate over hot water as well or in the microwave then cool until room temperature. Spread over caramels and let set.


Feel free to replace chocolate with dark and nuts with another nut of your choice.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg