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homemade turtle candies on parchment

Homemade Turtle Candy

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 20 candies
Calories: 90kcal
Treat yourself to a bite of crunchy, chewy, sweet turtle candies! These incredibly decadent candies are made with 4 simple ingredients and easy steps. You're going to LOVE this hassle-free candy recipe!
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 24 individually-wrapped caramels 198 grams
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil 5 grams
  • 1⅛ cups chopped pecans 128 grams, divided

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place unwrapped caramels in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave caramels in 30-second intervals, stirring frequently, until they are completely melted.
    24 individually-wrapped caramels
  • Stir in coconut oil until it melts.
    1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Stir in 1 cup of the pecans until they are completely coated.
    1⅛ cups chopped pecans
  • Using a teaspoon, place scoopfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Microwave the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring frequently, until they are completely melted.
  • Spoon melted chocolate over the caramel clusters.
  • Crush the remaining ⅛ cup (2 tablespoons) of pecans and sprinkle them over top of the chocolate.
 Chill and allow chocolate to harden.

Notes

  • If you like salted caramel, add a small pinch of flaky sea salt on top of the still-warm chocolate along with the crushed pecans.
  • Sometimes, 30-second intervals can be too long in the microwave. If your chocolate or caramel is almost fully melted, don't be afraid to check up on it before the 30 seconds is up.
  • To add more texture, consider making the nut mixture half pecans and half walnuts.
Storage: Store homemade turtles in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1candy | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg