Homemade Chocolate Turtles
Do you enjoy making candy, chocolates, cookies at the holidays? We sure do!! One of our all-time favorites is these Homemade Chocolate Turtles. I make them every year!!
We love to do up boxes of goodies for friends and as thank yous to all the wonderful people that have done work for us over the year. I think our goodies are well-loved as people can’t wait to get them.
Making something homemade is not only satisfying to you but also to the recipients. They know it is made with love!! The combination of pecans, caramel, and chocolate is one of my all-time favorites!! This is a go-to holiday recipe for sure!!
Warning though these are not a soft caramel like the well-known turtles. The caramel is hard and lasts so much longer. One is very satisfying but you still want to go for more!! Want more? Try our Scrumptious Turtle Bars too.
I keep them in the refrigerator. This is supposed to deter me from eating them as they are nicer when the caramel is a bit softer. In this house, they disappear regardless if they are cold or not. I think I actually like them cold, they are really chewy and hard and yummy and last longer!!
They are so easy to make, your kids can help by putting down the pecans and then the caramels. I hope you make these, again and again, we sure love to!
Sometimes we add on a little sea salt for an extra treat. That salty-sweet combination is so good!! Either way, these confections are a big hit!! This is a gluten-free treat too if you are needing that. The caramel should not have any gluten in it but do check the package to make sure.
Homemade Chocolate Turtles
These very easy Homemade Chocolate Turtles will be a hit all season long. Give them as gifts with other goodies. I have made these for years and years!!
- Three pecans per turtle (72)
- One caramel (individually wrapped, unwrapped) per turtle (24)
- Good quality milk chocolate (approx. 1 1/2 cups), melted
- Sea salt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 300F. On a Silpat or parchment paper lined tray place three pecans per turtle in a "Y" formation. Top with a caramel.
- Bake for 9-10 min. or until caramel just starts to melt. Remove from oven.
- Top each with the melted chocolate and sea salt if using.
- Refrigerate until hardened. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Let warm to room temperature before serving.
Comments & Reviews
Great recipe for Holidays to make! So simple and delish! Thank you for sharing!
Tara Noland says
Thank you, enjoy!!
Obviously nothing will be right and ok with the world until I am eating these. Classic and perfect!
Jennifer Bliss says
Fun recipe! Great pic to go along with it!
robin rue says
Absolutely brilliant. I am totally making these to bring to my brother’s house on Christmas eve. Yummers.
Those look so good! I’d rather make my own delicious turtles than buy them. They actually look better than the store bought ones.
Vera Sweeney says
I love chocolate turtles! Making them homemade would be a blessing. Would save me from making a trip to the store, should the craving arise.
There is a distinct possibility that if I made these I would not share them. These are extremely dangerous for me to make. I will have to do it LOL.
Dawn Lopez says
These Chocolate Turtles look absolutely droolworthy! I think making your own candies for Christmas gifts is such a fun thing to do and these would be perfect to try out.
Autumn Reo says
This is a great “teacher gift!!” We love to have the kids help in making something for their teachers and then throwing a gift card along with it! Everybody loves Turtles!
These look amazing! This is one of my favorites too. I can’t wait to try these out. I know I’ll be giving these out for gifts too.
Oh wow these are cute and delicious looking!! Can’t wait to try one!
Turtles are one of our favorites. These homemade ones would probably be even better. I have got to make some of them!
Liz Mays says
I’d be happy to make some of these delicious chocolate turtles this year. My daughter would be all over them!
YUM!! I love turtles, these sound so so good! I have got to try them!
Becky Willis says
Oh my gosh. These look oh so very yummy. I love the whole combination and can’t wait to be able to make these. We make Turtle cookies but the only similarity is that they each include pecans. Thank you for sharing.
Claudia Krusch says
These Homemade Chocolate Turtles are sure to be a big hit this year at my holiday party. They look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give the recipe a trial run this weekend.
These are the best during the holidays! I am so jotting down this recipe!
Oh my gosh, those look amazing … my kids would love it if I made those!
Very tasty. Perfect holiday treat
I love making Turtles during the holiday season what a wonderful treat.
These wouldn’t last very long at my house. They look so good and easy to make.
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
OMG ! I saw your pic on IG and was drooling… and here I am- happened upon the post! I can’t wait to try these out!
Jessica T says
Wow these look like they would make a really great holiday treat! I know a few people who would love this.
Oh yummy. I am going to have to try making these asap! They look really delicious.
Wilma J says
Made these many years ago, easy and delicious. Now I make my own caramel in the microwave and use semi-sweet chocolate.
Nothing is better than chocolate, caramel, and nuts.
Tara Noland says
Totally agree, I like that these are a bit harder as I would then eat three times as many!!