Turtle Candies are a chocolate shop classic that are surprisingly easy to make at home. You just need three ingredients to recreate the familiar pecan, caramel, and chocolate treats. There are a lot of different ways to make them—some folks form them into patties, while others like to make a more literal turtle shape. Ultimately, the way you make them is up to you. The important part and the thing that makes them a turtle is the combination of chocolate, pecans, and caramel.
When it comes to the caramel, store-bought is going to be fastest and easiest, but as far as taste, we always prefer homemade whenever possible. We won’t usually make a new batch of caramel just for turtles, but if we’ve made caramel and have some left over, turtles are the perfect use for it! Try this recipe for soft caramels and see if it doesn’t take your turtles over the top!
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:
Soft caramels (homemade or store-bought)
Pecans (halves, toasted)
Chocolate (semi-sweet, chips are fine)
You can find a copy of this recipe on the next page. Enjoy!