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Chocolate Turtles® (The Candy)

Rated as 3.89 out of 5 Stars

"Chocolate turtles like you buy at the store made in your kitchen."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 162 cals
Original recipe yields 40 servings (40 pieces)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Arrange pecans on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake pecans in the preheated oven until fragrant and lightly browned, 7 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  5. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; grease with butter.
  6. Combine caramels, water, and butter in a saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted and smooth. Fold in pecans.
  7. Drop caramel mixture by the spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow to cool and harden.
  8. Drizzle chocolate over caramel nut clusters. Refrigerate to set, about 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave, cooking for 1 minute and stirring until smooth.
  • If desired, after caramel is stiffened some, wearing gloves greased with butter, shape caramel nut clusters into balls.
  • If desired, you may also freeze turtles then transfer to refrigerator.
  • TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 162 calories; 11.7 g fat; 16.2 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; 7 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Our family INHALED these! My BEST EASY TIPS ... ---1. Cut unwrapped caramels in half/quarters for easier melting (Kraft caramels in candy aisle also come as "bits" like chocolate chips, sam...

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I made this exactly as directed.The pecans should be on the bottom in little clusters or arranged, then the melted caramel added. Also, the chocolate doesn't need to be melted until the caramel ...

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I made this exactly as directed.The pecans should be on the bottom in little clusters or arranged, then the melted caramel added. Also, the chocolate doesn't need to be melted until the caramel ...

Our family INHALED these! My BEST EASY TIPS ... ---1. Cut unwrapped caramels in half/quarters for easier melting (Kraft caramels in candy aisle also come as "bits" like chocolate chips, sam...

I just made these and they turned out great! I used parchment paper and put them in the freezer before I dipped them in chocolate. I always use parafin wax when I melt chocolate for dipping.

I made these for a family Christmas party and they were a big hit. I followed the recipe exactly, easy to make and delicious. I used semisweet chocolate chips and substituted parchment paper (bu...

Very, very addicting! I decided to use heavy cream in place of the water because I assumed it would make the caramel a touch more rich and creamy. Hold off on melting the chocolate-I did it wh...

First of all the caramel candies don’t need to be mixed with anything, just heated a little on the microwave so you can form 1 inch balls. Second you do not mix the pecans and caramel; you need ...

Thanks so much for this outstanding recipe. I read the reviews and made a couple of small changes. I broke the pecan halves in half again, and then toasted for about 10 minutes (watch carefully-...

I make this once and everyone said they were as good as store once Now I found out a Grandson through Marriage just love then,so for his birthday I'm makeing him so Adeline

So good!! The only thing I did different is that my caramels seemed smaller so I used one small bag of them. I also laid the pecans on wax paper first, drizzled the caramel and then the chocolat...