chocolate turtles

Homemade Chocolate Turtles

Indulge in the rich, sweet, and nutty flavors of homemade chocolate turtles. These delightful confections combine creamy caramel, crunchy pecans, and smooth chocolate to create a treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re making them as gifts or enjoying them yourself, chocolate turtles are a delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Turtles

  • Decadent Flavor: The combination of caramel, pecans, and chocolate is irresistible.
  • Perfect for Gifting: These treats make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family.
  • Easy to Make: With just a few ingredients and simple steps, you can create gourmet-quality chocolate turtles at home.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup caramel candies (about 25 caramels)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Sea salt (optional, for sprinkling)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Pecans: Arrange the pecan halves on a parchment-lined baking sheet in small clusters of 3-4.
  2. Make the Caramel: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramel candies and heavy cream. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  3. Assemble the Turtles: Spoon a small amount of caramel onto each pecan cluster, making sure each nut is partly covered. Let the caramel set for about 10 minutes.
  4. Melt the Chocolate: In another microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted and smooth.
  5. Coat with Chocolate: Spoon the melted chocolate over the caramel pecan clusters, ensuring they are completely covered. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
  6. Set the Turtles: Allow the chocolate turtles to set at room temperature for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.

Serving Suggestions

  • Gift Idea: Package the chocolate turtles in decorative boxes or bags for a beautiful homemade gift.
  • Snack Time: Enjoy them as a sweet treat with a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Dessert Platter: Add them to a dessert platter for parties and gatherings.

How to Store Chocolate Turtles

Store chocolate turtles in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Additional Tips

  • Substitutions: Use dark chocolate or milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet for a different flavor profile.
  • Troubleshooting Caramel: If the caramel is too thick, add a teaspoon of heavy cream and microwave again until smooth.
  • Turtle Variations: Add a dash of vanilla extract to the caramel for an extra layer of flavor, or sprinkle chopped nuts over the chocolate before it sets.

Homemade Chocolate Turtles

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: Dessert, SnackCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

turtles
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

120

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecan halves

  • 1 cup caramel candies (about 25 caramels)

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • Sea salt (optional, for sprinkling)

Directions

  • Arrange pecan halves on a parchment-lined baking sheet in small clusters of 3-4.
  • Microwave caramel candies and heavy cream in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Spoon over pecans.
  • Microwave chocolate chips and vegetable oil in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Spoon over caramel clusters.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Allow to set for 30 minutes.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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