Three Ingredient Pecan Turtles

Posted on February 11, 2014
 Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a good week, and are staying warm! As we wait for yet another snow storm to come our way this week, I have the easiest (and one of the tastiest, at least in my opinion!) treats to share with you today! I can hardly think of a better combination than pecans, caramel and chocolate, and that’s exactly what these little turtle clusters are made of! They are seriously hard to stay away from because they are oh so good! You can of course use homemade caramel to make these, but because the whole caramel making process still intimidates me (I will get there one day!) I used store bought soft caramels that I melted, and it worked really well!
*Makes 12 – 15*
1/2 cup pecan halves
Soft caramels (I used a 5.5oz bag)
Chocolate (I used 4oz of milk chocolate)
To make these, first arrange the pecan halves into clusters on a lightly greased surface. Then, melt your caramels (you can do this in the microwave, but since I always seem to burn things in the microwave, I simply placed them in a heat proof bowl that I set over a pot of gently simmering water, and let them melt. If they are not melting well, you can add a little bit of water to help them). Once you have your caramel, carefully spoon some over each pecan cluster (I did about 2 tsp over each, but do as much as you like). This is a pretty messy process, and if the pecans spread out as you pour on the caramel, just gently re-group them. Then, melt your chocolate. I used milk chocolate, but you can use whatever kind of chocolate you have on hand. Either melt it in the microwave, or the same way I melted the caramels. Once you have your melted chocolate, spoon it over the caramel. Let sit until the turtle clusters are firm (if you can wait that long!)

Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Tertúlia da Susy February 12, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Que coisa mais gulosa.
    Bjs, Susana

  • Cathy McInnes February 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

    These look sooo good! Checking them out from create it thursday link party!

    • Maria February 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Thanks so much, Cathy!

  • Meredith S February 13, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I found you at Create It Thursday. These have brought back so many great memories! I use to make something just like this with my dad when I was little! Thanks for flashback! 🙂

    • Maria February 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Thanks so much, Meredith! Glad they brought back happy memories, I love when that happens 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!

  • Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe February 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

    So tempting – caramel, chocolate and nuts, oh my!

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      They are definitely tempting! I ate way too many of them! Thanks for stopping by, hope you’re having a good weekend 🙂

  • Linda February 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm

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  • Britni Vigil February 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I’ve had something similar with pretzels but never just straight caramel, chocolate, and pecans. Definitely going to try these. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      I’ve actually been wanting to make some with pretzels on the bottom too, I’ll have to do that next time! They are so easy to make and are so good (and so addicting!) Hope you had a good weekend 🙂

  • TQ Mom February 15, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Ah so cute, am gonna make this:) Thanks for sharing!

    The Quiet Mom @ Pastrami French Dip with Bell Peppers and Caramelized Onion (

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Natashalh February 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This looks awesome! I know my fiancé would be very excited to find these waiting at home when he comes back from being at sea. =)

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Calypso In The Country February 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Looks delicious and so easy – perfect recipe for me! Visiting from Sunday Best Showcase!

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Shelley!

  • Miz Helen February 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I am coming through the screen to get to one of your Pecan Turtles, fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks, Miz Helen 🙂 They were so good. Hope you have a wonderful week too 🙂

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl February 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I love that these are only 3 ingredients and look oh so delicious!

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you! Yes, the 3 ingredient recipe is definitely a plus! So easy and so addicting! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! 🙂

  • Deborah@Green Willow Pond February 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    These look so yummy! I have gone gluten free, so I can’t eat to many baked goods. But these candies would satisfy my sweet tooth divinely! Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week!

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks, Deborah! They definitely satisfy a sweet tooth! 😉 Hope you love these! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week too!

  • Shannon Kidd February 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Love how easy and yummy these look!

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks, Shannon! They are so incredibly easy to make, and are so so good! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re having a good weekend! 🙂

  • Stacey February 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    These look delicious!! I had turtles for the first time last year when one of my co-works bought some back from canada, I need to make these pronto!

    Five Minute Style

    • Maria February 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks, Stacey! They are SO easy to make (a little messy lol, but super easy!) and they are seriously addicting!! I can’t even admit how many I ate!!! Hope you love these!!!

  • Mary June 17, 2016 at 11:14 am

    These turtles will be my gift to my husband for Father’s Day this year! He loves turtles and homemade ones will be fabulous! Thanks for the easy recipe!

  • Mary H. June 19, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Made these for a Father’s Day gift. They were a huge hit with my turtle-loving husband, and super easy and quick to make. Love them!

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