Homemade Turtle Fudge


Homemade Turtle Fudge

Start a new family tradition and make turtle fudge to leave out for Santa the night before Christmas!

Homemade Turtle Fudge
Homemade Turtle Fudge

There is nothing like going into a fudge shoppe and seeing them make the fudge right before your eyes. It seems like something that cannot be done at home, but that is far from the truth. This recipe for Homemade Turtle Fudge is one of the easiest desserts to make at home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can see your own batch of fudge be made. Once you take a bite of our fudge recipe, you will never need to go to a store for fudge again. This chocolate turtle fudge tastes just like the turtles often found at candy shops, but in fudge form, of course! The caramel swirls pair perfectly with the chocolatey fudge and crunchy pecans. This dessert mash-up is the perfect dessert to make around Christmas. You can even package up your fudge and give it to friends for the holidays.

Makes16 Pieces

Chilling Time2 hr

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking MethodMicrowave

Cooking Vessel Size8 x 8 Baking Pan


  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 15 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 16 whole pecans


  1. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper so it comes up the sides a bit.

  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels and milk. Set aside the bowl with the caramels.

  3. Microwave the chocolate chip mixture at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir, and continue to repeat until the ingredients are melted and combined. This should take about 3-5 minutes. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out using a spatula.

  4. Microwave the caramel mixture at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir, and continue to repeat. This should take about 1-2 minutes. Immediately pour the melted caramel over the fudge and swirl it around using a fork or knife.

  5. Press the whole pecans into the fudge in rows of 4.

  6. Let set in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Store the fudge in the refrigerator.

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This fudge tasted just like a chocolate turtle! It's amazing!

I love that this fudge uses two different kinds of chocolate -- you can really taste it! Definitely going to make this again for my family!

The fudge literally melted in my mouth; it was pretty good and I'm not even a big fan of fudge. I'd definitely eat more if it wasn't all gone already.

These fudgey morsels came out creamy and rich... but not too rich! Great for a chocolate fix or even as sweet gift.

I know you aren't gonna find fudge as good as this in the store, darlin'. Diet be darned!

This fudge was very sweet, so I couldn't eat another piece right away....but, I did go back for seconds later.

SO GOOD! I loved that the fudge was soft but firm. The pecans added a nice crunch - the texture was pretty much perfect.

I love anything with caramel, pecans, and chocolate, so this fudge is the perfect thing. It's very rich so one piece will do, but I had another anyways. It was that good!

This fudge was so great! The caramel on top was the perfect added touch.

This reminded me of the fudge I make every year for Christmas, but better! I think the two different kinds of chocolate really do the trick, and the pecans on top make the fudge look so fancy!

Is it possible for fudge to be too delicious?


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