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Chocolate Turtles

Chocolate Turtles

How Do You Make Chocolate Turtles?

First cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Then arrange your pecans to form an X so they look like turtles feet. Please see photo below. Now simply melt your caramels and cream in the microwave using short intervals and stirring frequently. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of melted caramel over the pecans and allow it to set for a few minutes. 

Homemade Chocolate Turtle

tastesbetterfromscratch.com)These soft and chewy Chocolate Turtles are so EASY to make and include clusters of homemade microwave caramel and toasted pecans, dipped in chocolate. They just may be the best homemade candy around! (Source:

Why I Love This Recipe:

Quick homemade caramel: Most recipes for chocolate turtles use melted store-bought caramels, but this recipe is a winner with a homemade microwave caramel recipe that is just as easy and tastes amazing! . (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)

Storing and Freezing Chocolate Turtles:

Store turtles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can also freeze chocolate turtles for 2-3 months. 

Turtles (chocolate

Turtles were developed by Johnson’s Candy Company (which became DeMet’s Candy Company in 1923) in 1918, after a salesman came into the commissary’s dipping room and showed a candy to one of the dippers, who pointed out that the candy looked like a turtle. Soon after, Johnson’s Candy Company was making the same kind of candy and selling it under the name "Turtles." 

What Type of Caramels Should I Use?

You want to buy soft, individually wrapped caramel candies (not hard caramels). I’ve made the chocolate turtles recipe with both Kraft brand caramels and Werther’s Baking Caramels and can recommend both. (Source: www.averiecooks.com)

Cook's Note:

You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave, cooking for 1 minute and stirring until smooth. (Source:

For More Holiday Goodies, Try:

Homemade Turtles Candy recipe - Baked pecans covered in a delicious homemade caramel and topped with with melted chocolate! These treats make perfect neighbor gifts for the holidays! 

How to Store Turtle Candy?

Regardless of whether you’re making these to give to neighbors, or just keeping a stash handy for yourself, 😉 store these at room temperature in a container so the caramel stays soft and no one breaks their teeth on them! 

Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles Candy – Baked pecans covered in a delicious homemade caramel and topped with with melted chocolate! These treats make perfect neighbor gifts for the holidays! 

Chocolate Turtles Recip

Making homemade chocolate turtles is so easy you'll wonder why you haven't done it before now! Skip the chocolate shop! Add these to cookie tins with your favorite fudge and plenty of holiday cookies. (Source: amandascookin.com)

 

 

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