homemade tortose candy with peaans and caramel

Here’s a recipe for homemade turtle candy with pecans and caramel:


  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup soft caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk)
  • Sea salt (optional, for garnish)



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange the pecan halves in clusters of three on the prepared baking sheet, creating a base for your turtle candies.
  3. Place one unwrapped caramel on top of each pecan cluster. Make sure the pecans are touching the caramel to hold it in place.
  4. Bake the pecan-caramel clusters in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes or until the caramels have softened.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and press each caramel down gently with the back of a spoon to flatten it slightly.

  1. Let the pecan-caramel clusters cool completely on the baking sheet.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth and fully melted.
  3. Using a spoon or fork, carefully dip each pecan-caramel cluster into the melted chocolate, ensuring it is fully coated.
  4. Return the chocolate-covered turtles to the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. If desired, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of each turtle for a touch of saltiness.


  1. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature or place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  2. Once the chocolate has hardened, your homemade turtle candies with pecans and caramel are ready to be enjoyed!

Note: You can store the turtle candies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

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