Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

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We love the holidays and delicious treats.  It was so fun when we were growing up and we would come home in the evening and find all kinds of goodies on our porch from our sweet neighbors.  These turtles make a great gift or dessert for your friends and loved ones.  They are easy to make and look like you spent hours in the kitchen! Merry Christmas!

Serves: 50

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

One of our favorite Christmas treats loaded with pecans, delicious caramel and milk chocolate.

15 minPrep Time

6 minCook Time

21 minTotal Time

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  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1/2 can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening


  1. Toast pecans at 300 degrees on a cookie sheet for 5 to 6 minutes until fragrant. Let cool.
  2. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Arrange the pecans on the sheet in small groups of 3.
  4. To make the caramel, melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk. Cook and stir over medium high heat until it reaches 235 degrees on your candy thermometer or the soft ball stage. (Clings together well when you drop 1/2 teaspoon of caramel in cold water).
  5. Then remove the caramel from heat and stir in vanilla. Carefully spoon caramel over each nut cluster covering all the nuts.
  6. For the chocolate topping melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or big glass measuring cup. Heat for 30 seconds at a time stirring after each interval until all melted and smooth. Then add in 1/2 teaspoon shortening to the melted chocolate chips. Stir all together until its blended in.
  7. Spoon the melted chocolate over the caramel and spread around with the back of a spoon.
  8. Once they set up you can eat them or store them in an airtight container.
  9. Great for gift giving and holiday parties.

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Homemade Honey Candy

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3 Responses to “Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles”

  1. Barbara Karr
    I saw a recipe for turtles but I didn´t recognize the author. I have been stung a few times and now I am very cautious. Then I found one by Six Sisters and I knew that was the ONE. You girls have given great and delicious recipes and I know if you post it then it´s a keeper. Just finished making your turtle recipe and they are great!!! Thanks again for another great recipe. Merry Christmas to you girls and your families. Looking forward to a New Year of your great recipes. B. Karr

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