Homemade Chocolate Turtles

Homemade Chocolate Turtles

Making Homemade Chocolate Turtles is extremely easy and fun! This recipe for turtles will taste just like the ones from your favorite candy or chocolate shop. All you need are four simple ingredients, including pecans, chocolate, caramels, and a touch of sea salt. The combination of these flavors makes for a perfect dessert bite. The best part about making homemade turtles is that they don't even require baking! These chocolate turtles make the best homemade gift during the holidays. Just pack them in small boxes or tins and your holiday shopping can be done. These bite size desserts are sure to please all the guests of your holiday party.


If you need another homemade candy recipe, try our Homemade Trader Joe's Cowgirl Bark.


Cooking MethodNo Bake


  • 8 ounces whole pecans (you will need about 120 pieces)
  • 25 caramel squares
  • 1/4 cup cream or half-and-half, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt (optional)
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper cut to fit.

  2. Arrange pecans on the baking sheets in individual star-shape of four pecans. These will be the turtle feet."

  3. Place caramel squares into a microwavable cup and add 2 tablespoons cream. Place in the microwave on high power for 1 minute, remove and stir. Repeat warming and stirring in 30-second bursts until the caramel is smooth but not too runny. Add more cream sparingly if necessary to achieve this texture.

  4. Place one teaspoon caramel in the center of each of the pecan arrangements and sprinkle with a bit of the sea salt if using.

  5. In another microwaveable bowl, place half of the chocolate, using a mixture of the two flavors. On high power, heat for 1 minute and stir. Heat and stir additional time by seconds as necessary until the chocolate is smooth and pourable.

  6. Spoon about 1 to 1 tablespoons chocolate over the caramel to cover it, letting it drizzle down between the feet but not covering them. Melt and use the second half of the chocolate as above if needed.

  7. Cool the turtles on the baking sheets at room temperature overnight or place in the refrigerator. Store at cool room temperature in one layer in an airtight container, or freeze, tightly wrapped with waxed paper between layers.

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These were addicting! I think the salt made these turtles stand out from others.

I'm not a huge fan of pecans, but these turtles were AMAZING!

YUM! I loved these turtles. I always buy chocolate turtles, but from now on I'll be making them myself.

LOVED these turtles. The salt really made their flavor pop. I had to stop myself from eating more than my fair share.

I looove chocolate and caramel! These candies were mind of gooey, but that almost made them more delicious.

These had the perfect combination of sweet and salty! A little sticky, but incredibly delicious.

These were a little messy to eat, but otherwise they were great! I loved the salted caramel and chocolate combo.

I love turtles and i always have but they kept getting more expensive and on and on until i said i could leave them alone but now I can make Them Myself With No Problem sounds so easy i can't believe i haven't ever thought of this myself !! So Thank You So Much For Sharing Your Recipe I Will Be Making Them Soon !! Thanks Again , CookieWoman :)


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