Four Ingredient Pecan Turtles

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Whether for yourself or to give as a gift, classic pecan turtle candies are a delicious treat that comes together quickly and is super easy to make.

Makes 12 turtles. 

12 caramels 
48 pecan halves 
1 cup chocolate chips
½ tsp coconut oil* 

Heat oven to 225 degrees. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Unwrap caramels and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. 

Place in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until caramels are softened and starting to melt. 

Remove caramels from the oven. While they’re still hot, carefully press 4 pecan halves into each caramel.

Caramel and pecans placed together

Set aside to cool. 

In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil (if using). 

Microwave chocolate for 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. 

Stir chocolate chips until smooth. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of melted chocolate over each caramel/pecan cluster. 

Set aside and allow chocolate to set/solidify. This will take 2-3 hours, depending on the heat and humidity in your house. 

Tips on Pecan Turtles

  • *The coconut oil is optional, but will make the chocolate come out nice and shiny. If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, just leave it out.
  • Make sure your caramels are fresh. Don’t use caramels that have been hanging out in your pantry for 6+ months. 
  • You can use any combination of chocolate chips in this recipe. Using all semi-sweet chocolate chips will create a dark chocolate turtle. A combination of milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips is also nice for these pecan turtles. 
  • I love giving homemade goodies, like these pecan turtles as gifts. Packaging them in small, inexpensive treat boxes make they feel extra special.

Cocktail Pairing

Chocolate Caramel Martini

Take the chocolate and caramel over the top by pairing your homemade turtle candies with this Chocolate Caramel Martini.

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Pecan Turtles

Four Ingredient Pecan Turtles


  • Author: MittenGirl
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 mins + set time
  • Yield: 12 candies 1x

Description

Whether for yourself or to give as a gift, classic pecan turtle candies are a delicious treat that comes together quickly and is super easy to make.


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Ingredients

12 caramels 
48 pecan halves 
1 cup chocolate chips
½ tsp coconut oil (optional)


Instructions

Heat oven to 225 degrees. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Unwrap caramels and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. 

Place in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until caramels are softened and starting to melt. 

Remove caramels from the oven. While they’re still hot, carefully press 4 pecan halves into each caramel.

Set aside to cool. 

In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil (if using). 

Microwave chocolate for 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. 

Stir chocolate chips until smooth. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of melted chocolate over each caramel/pecan cluster. 

Set aside and allow chocolate to set/solidify. This will take 2-3 hours, depending on the heat and humidity in your house. 

Notes

The coconut oil is optional. Including it will give you a glossy finish on the chocolate, but if you don’t have any on hand it’s fine to leave it out. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dessert, caramel, chocolate, turtles, candy, candies, hostess gift, diy gift giving, treats, sweets

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