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.
- 1/4 lb caramel block (from a candy store)
- 1 cup of Ghiradelli Dark Melting Wafers
- 80 pecan halves
- Wax paper to assemble turtles on
- *optional: Gratify Gluten Free Pretzel Sea Salt Thins
Yield: 16 turtles
Lay out pecan halves to form head and legs for the turtles.
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.
Measure out the chocolate wafers and heat in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.
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.
Finish covering the turtles with chocolate, and let set until hardened.
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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