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Turtles® Candies

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"My husband's grandma gave me this recipe. I love to make them during the holidays and have never had a complaint."
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1 h 30 m servings 130
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen turtles)


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  1. Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat; stir brown sugar and salt into the melted margarine. Mix in corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; fold in pecans. Stir vanilla extract into the caramel mixture.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of caramel onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow caramels to cool until firm.
  4. Cook and stir chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Dip cooled caramels in the melted chocolate; return to greased baking sheet. Cool until chocolate is set.


  • TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 130 calories; 7.7 16.2 1.1 2 46 Full nutrition

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I decided to try these to test some candy recipes for the holidays. I don't know why, but these reminded me so much of the turtle candies from the fundraiser boxes. I did get exactly 3 dozen as ...

I should have known when it said 15 - 20 minutes ... there is no way it could get to 250 degrees in that short of time. ANYWAY you need to adjust time or temperature .... Not sure which. Thi...

I must have done something wrong because mine turned out poorly. First off, they didn't harden up even in the fridge. When I put them in the freezer they stuck to the wax paper even though I coa...

freeze the caramel/nut mixture to make it easier to cover in chocolate without making a mess

I loved the way these turned out! We made a triple batch and they were gone like a flash. The reason this didn't get 4 stars is that there simply wasn't enough chocolate. I barely put any chocol...