Caramel Pecan Turtles
A huge hit with young and old alike, sweet and chewy Caramel Pecan Turtles are sure to please. They’re so fun to make, too, that you’ll have no trouble enlisting help in the kitchen, especially with the perk of turtle-tasting at the end.
Test Kitchen Tip
To give flair to the turtles, drop the chocolate onto the caramel with a teaspoon, swirling it with the tip of the spoon as you lift it.
Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Arrange pecans in clusters of 3, rounded sides up, on prepared baking sheet.
Melt caramels with water in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
Drop about ½ tsp. melted caramel in center of each pecan cluster; let stand until caramel cooled, about 20 minutes.
Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl on high power in 30 second intervals until chocolate is almost melted; stir until smooth.
Drop about 1 tsp. melted chocolate on top of each caramel center, swirling chocolate as you lift spoon.
Sprinkle salt or crushed pretzels over top of chocolate; let stand until chocolate is firm.
Store turtles in an airtight container at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Carbs 5g 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.