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