Homemade Turtles
5 from 2 votes

Homemade Caramel and Pecan Turtles

Course Candy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 60 turtles
Calories 172 kcal
Author Julie & Debbie


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 4 cups pecans
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sea salt


  1. First make the caramel in a medium sized pot. Start by adding the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk to the pot and bring to a boil.  Try not to stir it, just swish it around with the pot handle.  Stirring can make the caramel crystallize. 

  2. Heat the caramel till it reaches 245 degrees on your candy thermometer, or use the cold water test for the soft ball stage.  Take off the heat and cool slightly.

  3. Arrange the pecans on some parchment paper and then when the caramel has thickened slightly, spoon the caramel over top the pecans. Cool completely.
  4. Melt the chocolate over a small pot of simmering water.  Put chocolate in a bowl and place over the pot and stir till the chocolate has melted.

  5. Spoon over the caramel.  Sprinkle with some sea salt and let the chocolate harden.

  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are approximate and depend on how big your turtles are. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Caramel and Pecan Turtles
Amount Per Serving (3 turtles)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.