Carmel Pecan Turtles

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These turtles turned out so good I had to make another batch.  Because when I got home to find without a do not eat sign the vanish fast.  Such is life to have to make more goodies is not a punishment for me I whipped up another batch and here they are for you viewing pleasure.

These are made from more of the gifted pecans I spoke of a few days ago.  Boy have I enjoyed having them for holiday treats and so have my taste testers.  They take a little work shelling but that’s what the taste testers are good at crack and shelling pecans for me.  I think it a pretty good estrangement a little work for some sweet treats!


  • 1 bag Kraft caramel bits
  • 1 bag dark or milk chocolate
  • 2 to 3 cups whole pecan halves (toast the pecans for 10 minutes in a 350°f oven) optional

2 parchment or silpat lined baking sheets.  20 minutes to 2 hours chill time.  Melt the caramel bits to package direction.  In a microwave safe glass bowl melt the chocolate for 1 minute stir then melt for 10 seconds at a time until melted.  Be sure to stir after each heating to check if it has melted.

I had some left over heath bar crunch I sprinkled on the chocolate

Arrange all the pecans in a shape of 4 pecans for legs and 1 as the head on the cookie sheets.  Add a Tablespoon or so of melted caramel to the center being sure to cover the pecan all but a small part of the outside ends.  Cover the caramel with chocolate and let set until firm.

I had some left over heath bar crunch I sprinkled on the chocolate (optional)

Hope you enjoy the cute little morsels



2 thoughts on “Carmel Pecan Turtles

  1. Growing up on a ranch in Texas where we had trees all over our properly…pecans have always been my favorite nut. My favorite candy…of course, it is pecan turtles made with dark chocolate. Yours look great!


  2. Karen, Sounds like we could get in trouble together. With a plate of these on the table I have to watch myself so I don’t eat them all! Thanks for stopping by, Lury


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