Four Ingredient Pecan Turtles

Pecan Turtles

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.


Units Scale
  • 12 caramels
  • 48 pecan halves
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil (optional)


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. 


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. 

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