Turtle Candies have been around for a long time and are a chocolate store favorite. These charming and scrumptious turtles, first produced in 1918 and available in stores for years, have preserved their original recipe, which includes pecans, caramel, and chocolate.
They’re surprisingly easy to make at home, with only three common ingredients needed to create the popular chocolate treat. Simply double or treble the recipe to create extra to share with loved ones for the holidays or as a party favor at a baby shower or workplace party. You don’t have to worry about the turtles being spherical or if part of the pecans are visible. That’s what makes them stand out. You can eat them plain or bake cupcakes, cheesecakes, muffins, pastries, and ice cream bowls with them, among other things.
Because there are only a few ingredients, each one is crucial to the final flavor, so choose high-quality nuts and chocolate to achieve the greatest results. Using store-bought soft caramels is also a tasty option, but handmade caramel is always the best choice. That’s also the easiest and most straightforward technique to bring these tiny turtles to life.
THE INGREDIENTS LIST:
- Toasted pecan halves, I use 6-oz.
- Homemade Soft caramels; you’ll need 12-oz, and you can also use the store-bought caramel.
- 8-oz.Of semisweet chocolate.
- Step 1 – Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray before you begin the preparation.
- Step 2 – Place the pecans in groups of four. In the same way that the four legs of the turtle have four distinct points, so should the four pecans. As an alternative, you may simply arrange the nuts in tiny clusters on a baking sheet, making sure that they overlap to prevent the caramel from spilling out through gaps between the nuts.
- Step 3 – Using a microwave-safe dish, heat the caramels until melted, stirring every 30 seconds, until the caramels are completely melted. If they are still stiff after the first time in the microwave, add a teaspoon of water to help soften them up a little more.
- Step 4 – Allow the melted caramel to cool down a little. and using a spoon, scoop a small amount of caramel onto each pecan cluster.
- Step 5 – Using a microwave or a double boiler, melt 8-ounces of semisweet chocolate chips. And p Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel layer, allowing some to drop down the edges and push it about so that it fully covers the top of the caramel.
- Step 6 – Refrigerate the baking sheet of candies for at least 30 minutes to completely set the chocolate and caramel.
- Step 7 – And to serve the turtles, you should let them have room temperature for the most flavorful and rich result.
- Step 8 – Enjoy them and share the recipe with your friends!