These chocolate caramel pecan candies are very similar to Turtles. They are super easy to make and always a hit for the holidays!
If you love turtles chocolates you are going to love these chocolate caramel pecan candies!
They are made with toasted pecans, caramels, and two kinds of chocolates. Honestly, they are very similar to Turtles only they use white chocolate as well as milk!
I'm so obsessed with Turtles. My family knows to get them for me for every holiday.
Why do I love Turtles Candies? If you have to ask me that then you've never had one.
They are perfect little candy bites! They have layers of chocolate, caramel and pecans in every single bite.
Not only are they delicious but they are really easy to make. That's a win in my book.
I highly recommend making them this holiday season. They are a welcome addition to cookie platters.
- Pecans - Use pecan halves for this recipe.
- Caramels - I used Werther's Originals but you can use any kind of caramel.
- Chocolate - These candies use both white chocolate and milk chocolate. You can use bars or chips.
How to Make Chocolate Caramel Pecan Candies aka Turtles:
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- If you want to toast the pecans then arrange them on the cookie sheet in a single layer and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow them to cool.
- Arrange the pecans into 16 clusters on the pan.
- Place a caramel on top of each cluster.
- Then, place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 2 to 3 minutes. You want the caramel to soften and melt slightly but not a flattened mess.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow the candies to cool a bit.
- Melt the chocolate separately in double boilers or in bowls in the microwave. Stir until each is smooth.
- Next, drizzle the white chocolate over the candies.
- Then, drizzle the milk chocolate over the candies.
- Place the cookie sheet in the oven to help set up the chocolates.
Other Great Turtles Recipes:
- Ice Cream
- Hand Pies
- Tailgate Mix
- Turtle Apples
- Popcorn Gone Wild
- French Toast
- Turtle Popcorn
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Chocolate Caramel Pecan Candies
- 1 cup pecan halves use a heaping cup
- 16 caramels I used Werther's Original
- 1 cup white chocolate
- ¼ cup milk chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Arrange pecans on cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. I always say the nuts are done when you can smell them.
- Allow pecan to cool. Then arrange them into 16 clusters on the pan. I find keeping them all flat works better, if you try to stack they just shift when moving the cookie sheet.
- Place a caramel on top of each cluster of pecans.
- Pop the cookie sheet in the oven, bake for about 2 to 3 minutes. Watch closely as you want the caramel to melt but not so much that it spreads too much. You want it to melt just enough to soften but not become a flat mess. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Melt the white chocolate. I like doing mine with the double boiler method. I place a saucepan of water on the stove, warm over medium heat, place a heat proof bowl over top with the chocolate inside and melt until smooth. Spoon the melted white chocolate over top of the clusters. I like keeping it in the middle so you see the caramel and pecans sticking out from underneath. Allow to cool.
- With the same double boiler method melt the milk chocolate. Then drizzle that over top of the clusters.
- Pop them in the fridge until they set.
- Serve with a big old "Mmm, I love Turtles" smile!
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Kim, this is a perfect recipe for all those Christmas gift baskets I have coming up - thanks for another great idea!
Oh I'm loving these!! Perfect for treat giving during the holidays.
They are gorgeous! I love the addition of white chocolate!
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
I love how easy this recipe is! Pinned!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
Of course. You ARE the turtle queen!!! LOVE EM
Holy heck! Those turtles look absolutely amazing. I'm pretty darn sure I wouldn't be able to stop at one.
Heather / girlichef
Oh, that phone looks nice! Love the big screen, definitely great for food blogging. And mmmm, turtles remind me of beind a kid - love them (the white chocolate is a nice touch).
Oh now you know I love turtles!!!
Lana | NevrEnoughThyme
I'm a turtle lover, too! Who can resist all those layers of chocolate, caramel, and nuts! So glad to have a recipe for making my own now. And, the phone looks so cool! I'm a tech geek, too 🙂
Jessica (Savory Experiments)
Oh Kim, you never fail to amazing me or make me hungry. These would be great to give as gifts at my house... if I don't eat them all before distributing!
These are gorgeous turtles! The combination of white and dark chocolate - lovely!
Becca from ItsYummi.com
Awesome lookin' phone, but oh my gah... those candies are just TOO crazy awesome! They're filled with all of my faves <3
These cookies look like a dream come true...yum!
Obsessed with these candies. The white chocolate is such a fun twist.
Thanks Jaime. My hubby is a big fan of white chocolate.