Christmas Turtles Candies


Delicious turtle candy made with pecans, caramel, and melted chocolate. Easy to make and package into small cellophane bags or jars for Christmas gifts!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
24 candies


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 ounces pecan halves

  • 24 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.

  2. Arrange 3 pecan halves in a "Y" shape on the prepared cookie sheet. Place 1 caramel candy in the center of the "Y". Repeat with remaining pecans and caramels.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven just until caramel is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat chocolate chips and shortening in a saucepan over low heat until chocolate is melted. Spoon chocolate over candies and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
13g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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