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Chocolate Turtle Candies
Hi folks. Jessica here, from All She Cooks. I’m so happy to be over here on Love Bakes Good Cakes contributing another recipe for you. I’m always so inspired by all the yummy creations Jamie comes up with, so to get to share a few of my own with her readers is so much fun.
Turtles for dessert?
Whether you say ‘carmel’ or ‘car-a-mel’, there is something about the combination of chocolate and that sweet buttery golden brown soft chewy candy. Yes… quite a few adjectives there, and let me tell you, it was hard to stop at just a few. Add in a pretzel and melt it all up, and we’ve got a sweet bite of perfection. If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack recipe, or maybe a treat to share at the holidays, this one has you set.
This is one of those recipes you can play with a bit. I used soft caramels in half to make my turtle candies. It you’d like the caramel more contained, cut them in thirds or quarters.
Nut lover? Add a pecan on top and press it down into the caramel. Swirl some melted chocolate over the candies and you’ve got a gorgeous snack perfect for displaying and serving at a party. Or for eating. Which is exactly what I did.
Like I said, this is a super easy recipe to make, and doesn’t take much time or effort. Even so, they look stunning with that golden brown color, you’ll have to be careful to eat the whole bunch.
Sometimes all I can say is YUMMY! YUM.MEE.
Enjoy! I’ll be back next month with another fun recipe.
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- 20 soft caramels
- 40 mini pretzel twists
- 40 pecan halves
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cut each caramel in half.
- Arrange pretzels on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top each pretzel with a piece of caramel. Put the baking sheet into the preheated oven for 3-5 minutes; keep an eye on the candy to see when it has melted to your desired level.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and add a pecan half to the top of each pretzel.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 15-second increments, stirring after each cooking time, until the chips are melted, and the mixture is smooth.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate evenly over the tops of the pretzels.
- Allow the candy to harden before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1 turtle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g
Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary significantly between brands. Always be sure to read labels. Please verify that a recipe fits your needs before using it. Nutrition info may contain errors, so please verify it independently. Likewise, recipes may contain errors, so please use your common sense when following them.
Originally published on August 22, 2014. Updated on May 1, 2021.