Recipe: 4 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. 

Pecan Turtles

Notes 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.
Pecan Turtles

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