Turtle Candies Recipe
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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.
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.
Once cool, melt the chocolate and top the caramel/pecan drops with it.
Again, think “rustic.” Rustic is cool.
Sprinkle a bit of salt on each one, and then pop one in your mouth while you throw a load in the dryer.
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
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
- Preheat oven to 250-degrees F. Lightly salt pecans and toast on baking sheet for about 25-30 minutes.
- While pecans are toasting, melt caramels according to package directions. I melted them in the microwave and it was just fine and dandy.
- 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.
- 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.
- Store in airtight container.
Looks delicious and super simple!
I love super simple!
Holy. Cow. I. Need. 429. Of. These.
I think rustic is cool too! 🙂 Great job!
These look so easy and I am sure I could eat the whole batch!
Oh, wow, looks amazing.
I especially love simple recipes around the holidays when there never seems to be enough time!
I can’t believe how simple these are! Yum 🙂 my dad will be so excited!
These look like so much fun to make and sound so terrible delicious!
Ummmm yeah…I could really use a few of these right now! They look so yummy and who doesn’t love Turtles?
you had me at pecans, and then blew me away with salt. DEFINITELY making these.
perfect…the salt throws them off the scale!
Laundry schmaundry! Love turtles. Love how simple they are with all the rustic steps. And I LOVE the salt on top!
omg love these! Hope you’re doing well! Happy Halloween to you!
Can I still make these if my laundry is all done??? Lawd, deliver me!
I love these, Amy! Gorgeous, delicious, and so simple to make. These are going on my must-make-soon list!
as I scrolling on how you do it step by step i am drooling lol….I love the thickness of the chocolate sooo delicious.
I’ve got the nuts and chocolate, now I have to search my cupboards for some stray caramels and we are in business!
That looks like the most amazing piece of deliciousness – ever!!
And lately I am just gaga about the little touch of salt.
I’m going to blow up like a puffer fish because of it!
Love this, Amy!