Homemade Turtle Candy With Pecans and Caramel – JUST 3 INGREDIENTS





What a classic Turtle Candy!! It's not just easy to make at home but also surprisingly tasty!! And please when it comes to the caramel, store-bought is going to be fastest and easiest, but as far as taste, we always prefer homemade whenever possible!! Try this recipe for soft caramels and see if it doesn’t take your turtles over the top!

INGREDIENTS :

- 12 ounces soft caramels (homemade or store-bought, as desired)
- 6 ounces of pecans (halves, toasted)
- 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate (chips are fine)

DIRECTIONS :

1. Gather the ingredients.
2. To prepare a cookie sheet, you should cover it with aluminum foil or parchment, and then spray the foil or parchment with nonstick cooking spray.
3. In clusters of 4 , arrange the pecans with each pecan pointing in a different direction (like turtle legs). Otherwise, drop them in small clusters on the baking sheet.
4. if the caramels wrapped, unwrap them and place in a microwave-safe bowl. You should add a spoonful of water if they are very stiff, so that the final product will be softer then microwave them until melted and stir after every 30 seconds.
5. Once melted, slightly cool the caramel, so it’s not piping-hot, then use a spoon or a small candy scoop to drop a spoonful of caramel each pecan cluster. They must be a rustic candy ( Please don’t worry about keeping the turtles round or about having some of the pecans poking through.)
6. Melt in the microwave or over a double boiler chocolate chips.
7. Spoon the melted chocolate over the caramel layer and be sure you letg some drip down the sides then nudge it around so it covers the top of the caramel completely.
8. In the refrigerator, place the baking sheet of candies for at least 30 minutes to fully set the chocolate and caramel.
9. You'd better serve the turtles at room temperature for the best taste and texture. The best part is that extras can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at cool room temperature for up to two weeks.