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Homemade Caramel Turtles

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Soft creamy caramel tops chocolate and pecans– a quick and easy treat.


  • about 2 cups of whole pecans.
  • 12oz (one bag) of Wilton Dark Candy Cocoa Melts
  • 32 Kraft caramels (unwrapped)
  • 1/2c. butter
  • 1 (14oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk


  • Line pecans  up in squares on parchment paper

  • Melt candy melts in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until smooth.
  • Spoon chocolate over pecans, filling in the center space and spilling it over about half of each pecan.
  • While this hardens, make caramel sauce (this recipe makes more caramel than you need, but you can refrigerate the rest and use as an ice cream topping later…or you can cut this part of the recipe in half- you will just have 1/2 a can of sweetened condensed milk left…?)
  • Melt unwrapped caramels, butter and sweetened condensed milk over the stove until smooth.
  • Spoon caramel into the center of each turtle (try to keep as much as you can on the chocolate- it will harden some, but it is a soft caramel)
  • Allow these to harden (refrigerate if necessary) and ENJOY!!!!!

My thoughts: Easy and yummy!  I was surprised at how good the candy melts tasted in this- obviously using real chocolate would be a bit fussier and probably a much better flavor- but everyone loved these and I think the melts worked just fine.  These are messy looking turtles- I wouldn’t fuss over making them look perfect- I think the messy look makes them fun and DEFINITELY home-made!!!! 🙂

This recipes was shared on these wonderful blogs: The Girl Creative, Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo, This Chick Cooks, At Home With Haley, Cupcake Apothecary



About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

20 responses »

  1. I’d have to eat these fast if they were outside, they’d melt! And I think I’d put them outside just so I could do that. Happy Fourth!

  2. These are one of my weaknesses. Yours look soooo yummy!

  3. These were very soft and tasty!

  4. Oh wow – I need to find an English substitute for Wilton Candy Melts and I’m making this. Are they something you’d find in the baking isle in the US?

    • Thanks Aimee! I’m not sure if they are available in England…? I think you could email the company and ask though! I usually get mine at the grocery- but they are in a special section by the kitchen supplies (pots and pans)- in with cake decorating things. I will actually be in London for a 3 hour layover in about a week– wish we could connect– I would stick a few bags in my carry-on! 🙂

  5. Yummy! Those turtles sound absolutely delicious!

  6. Unwrapped caramels????

  7. Hi, these look great, and definitely easy! How many did this recipe make?

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  9. I wish you would set up your recipes to post to Pintrest!

  10. These look great! Just wondering if they freeze well?

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