how to make chocolate pecan turtles

How To Make Decadent Pecan Turtles With Just 3 Ingredients

If you’re a big fan of chocolate and an even bigger fan of caramel, then you definitely need to make these cute little critters and cram them into your mouth. Seriously, they are a great compliment to that cup of tea that I know you’re having on the reg because it’s still winter.

Plus, you technically only need three ingredients and no oven. For a concoction that’s fun, delicious, and gluten free, follow these steps to make your own Pecan Turtle candies.

Ingredients:

  1. 1/4 lb caramel block (from a candy store)
  2. 1 cup of Ghiradelli Dark Melting Wafers
  3. 80 pecan halves
  4. Wax paper to assemble turtles on
  5. *optional: Gratify Gluten Free Pretzel Sea Salt Thins

Yield: 16 turtles

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Step 1

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Lay out pecan halves to form head and legs for the turtles.

 

 

Step 2

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Using room temperature caramel, take a teaspoon and section it off to form flattened circles. Place each circle on top of the turtle pecan body gently pressing it down.

 

Step 3

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Measure out the chocolate wafers and heat in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.

 

Step 4

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Use a teaspoon to pour chocolate over the caramel pecan turtles.

 

*Optional: To add a crunch, place a pretzel round on top of the caramel before adding the chocolate.

adding pretzels to pecan turtles

 

Step 5

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Finish covering the turtles with chocolate, and let set until hardened.

 

Step 6

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To secure the legs, flip the turtles over and drizzle chocolate on their tummies. Let harden for an additional 15-20 minutes.

 

Grab a good book, a cup of tea, and a turtle or two!

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enjoying home made pecan turtles  

pecan turtles are perfect for any party

 

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Paulina Kay

Paulina Kay

is an artist, photographer, kitten lover and milkshake enthusiast who grew up in Michigan and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fine art and sunbathing. She hopes to one day marry Trueblood's Alexander Skarsgard.

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