Turtle Candies
As far as candy goes, is there anything better than a caramel, chocolate, and nuts combo? I think not. So when I found this recipe for Turtle Candies in my Aunt Carole’s cookbook I had to stop all manner of housework, to try it out. Laundry must wait for things like this. Unfortunately, it didn’t have to wait too long because with four simple ingredients, and the handy, dandy microwave they were done in no time. So no more excuses for not getting the laundry done.

Simple stuff y’all. Let me show ya…

Melt the caramels, and mix in toasted nuts.

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Then drop rounds of the mixture on a baking sheet to cool. They don’t have to be perfectly uniform. Personally, I think “rustic” is the way to go.

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Once cool, melt the chocolate and top the caramel/pecan drops with it.

Again, think “rustic.” Rustic is cool.

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Sprinkle a bit of salt on each one, and then pop one in your mouth while you throw a load in the dryer.

Turtle Candies

I hope you enjoy these Turtle Candies. It’s a tasty treat and simple recipe to make. And certainly makes doing the laundry so much more tolerable.

Turtle Candies Recipe

Turtle Candies

Turtle Candies

Yield: 48
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A simple recipe for chocolate caramel turtles adapted from Carole Radford's, Hearts Go Home For the Holidays.


  • 4 cups pecan pieces
  • 14 oz caramels
  • 10 oz. chocolate chips
  • coarse salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 250-degrees F. Lightly salt pecans and toast on baking sheet for about 25-30 minutes.
  2. While pecans are toasting, melt caramels according to package directions. I melted them in the microwave and it was just fine and dandy.
  3. Mix toasted pecans into melted caramels. Slightly cool, so you can handle. Drop tablespoon size rounds onto buttered or lined baking sheet. If mixture begins to harden, reheat for a few seconds at a time in the microwave. Let cool.
  4. Melt chocolate chips according to package directions. Again, the microwave worked like a charm. Top each caramel/pecan drop with about 1 tablespoon of chocolate, and sprinkle with a little bit of salt. Let cool.
  5. Store in airtight container.

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