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Homemade Turtles
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Homemade Caramel and Pecan Turtles

Course Candy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 60 turtles
Calories 172kcal
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


  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Arrange the pecans on some parchment paper and then when the caramel has thickened slightly, spoon the caramel over top the pecans. Cool completely.
  • 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.
  • Spoon over the caramel.  Sprinkle with some sea salt and let the chocolate harden.
  • Enjoy!


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


Serving: 3turtles | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.6mg