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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 26mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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