Classic Pecan Turtles

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Make this classic confection made with caramel, chocolate, and pecans at home.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 25

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. dark chocolate
  • 100 pecan halves, toasted
  • 8 oz. caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Line 2 large baking sheets with waxed or parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and cool to room temperature. Melt the caramels and water in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Cool slightly.
  • Place four pecan halves together, forming a "+" sign to create the legs of a turtle on a baking sheet. Place a dollop of caramel over the pecan legs, covering half of each pecan. Repeat with remaining pecans. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Place a dollop of chocolate over the caramel in each turtle. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 25

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. dark chocolate
  • 100 pecan halves, toasted
  • 8 oz. caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Line 2 large baking sheets with waxed or parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and cool to room temperature. Melt the caramels and water in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Cool slightly.
  • Place four pecan halves together, forming a "+" sign to create the legs of a turtle on a baking sheet. Place a dollop of caramel over the pecan legs, covering half of each pecan. Repeat with remaining pecans. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Place a dollop of chocolate over the caramel in each turtle. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories110
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium20mg
Total Carbohydrate11g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars9g
Protein1g