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Turtle Candies Recipe

Homemade turtle candies make a delicious treat! This simple recipe uses five ingredients and comes together quickly! Great for gifts!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 36
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup pecan halves plain or roasted
  • 36 caramels unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream half and half or milk


  • Line a rimmed sheet pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir together and then microwave in 30-second increments until the chocolate chips have completely softened. Remove from microwave and stir together until smooth.
  • Spread 1/2 teaspoon drops of chocolate onto parchment paper, spaced about three or four per row. This will be the bottom of your turtle candy and will prevent the caramel from sticking.
  • Next arrange you pecan halves onto the warm chocolate.
  • Add caramel and heavy cream to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the caramel has melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of caramel on top of the pecan halves.
  • Top caramel with a teaspoon full of melted chocolate and spread with the back of the spoon to cover the pecans and caramel as much as possible.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set completely before serving.


Package with parchment paper separating the turtles to prevent them from sticking together, if needed.