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Chocolate Turtles

Learn how to make your own Chocolate Turtles with this easy and delicious recipe.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candies, candy, chocolate turtles, christmas, holiday, salted chocolate turtles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 25 pieces
Calories 194kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups pecan halves 75 total halves
  • 25 wrapped caramels unwrapped
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate or milk chocolate or dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • Flake sea salt and / or sprinkles


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Then line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place three pecan halves in a Y-shape on the parchment paper- lined cookie sheets. Repeat with the remaining pecans.
  • Then, with your fingers, flatten each caramel and place one in the center of each pecan Bake for 5-6 minutes until the caramel is just melted. Remove from the oven and allow the caramels to cool on the pan.
  • In the meantime, add the chocolate and vegetable shortening to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted.
  • Spoon the chocolate on top of the caramel. Let the chocolate stand for about 2 minutes, then sprinkle with sea salt flakes or sprinkles. Allow the chocolate to set completely. Pack and store in an airtight container.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg