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Salted Caramel Pecan Turtles Recipe

Toasted pecans meet caramel and chocolate for the easiest homemade candy you'll ever make. No stirring, no mixing, no candy thermometer. Gorgeous presentation.
Course Candy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 24
Author Allie Taylor


  • 1 1/2 cups roughly broken pecan halves
  • 24 soft caramel candies or 6-ounce block caramel cut into 24 equal pieces
  • 24 bittersweet chocolate disks
  • sea salt flakes


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Lightly toast broken pecan halves on parchment lined baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  • Arrange pecans into 24 piles (about 2 teaspoons each) on parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Shape caramel candies into flattened circles. (about the size of a half dollar)
  • Top each pile of pecans with a flattened caramel disk.
  • Bake in the oven for 3-4 minutes until caramel melts.
  • Remove from the oven and turn oven off.
  • Top each caramel covered nut cluster with a bittersweet chocolate disk, pressing in firmly.
  • Return pan to warm oven for about 30 seconds until chocolate is nearly melted.
  • Remove from oven
  • Garnish with a few flakes of sea salt if desired.
  • Let candies cool and harden for several hours at room temperature to set.
  • Store in an airtight container.