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Homemade Turtle Candies Recipe

These Homemade Turtle Candies are so easy to make, almost TOO easy! Just 4 ingredients to make this delicious candy that’s hard to stop at just one!

Homemade Turtle Candies Recipe

It’s baking season and this homemade turtle candies recipe has my name written all over it. Just a few ingredients you have the tastiest treat that can be brought to holiday parties or served at home. And the best part about this recipe is that there is no baking involved.

For this recipe I used Hershey’s caramel apple filled candy. If you can’t find them in stores, you can find it here. Or you can use any Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate Candy. Enjoy!

how to make turtle candies

Easy Homemade Turtle Candies

Not only are these homemade turtle candies great for snacking they also make great gifts. I like to make a big batch of them, wrap them up in cellophane with a ribbon and hand them out as gifts. Everyone loves them too! Super easy and inexpensive to make! 

homemade turtle candies

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Turtle Candies Ingredients

Yields: 1 dozen

1 cup pecan halves
18-20 Kraft caramels – unwrapped
12 Hershey’s caramel apple filled chocolates
Sea salt, to garnish

How to Make Homemade Turtle Candies

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make 12 piles of 5-6 pecan halves on the lined cookie sheet.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the caramels in 30 second increments until completely melted and smooth.

Add about 1 Tablespoon of the melted caramel on top of each pile of pecans. Be sure to cover every pecan piece so they will stick together.

While the caramel is still warm sprinkle with sea salt and place a Hershey’s caramel filled apple candy on top. Sprinkle with sea salt again.

Allow to cool and “firm up” for 1 hour before serving.

*Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Homemade Turtle Candies

Homemade Turtle Candies

Yield: 1 Dozen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These Homemade Turtle Candies are so easy to make, almost TOO easy! Just 4 ingredients to make this delicious candy that's hard to stop at just one!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 18-20 Kraft caramels - unwrapped
  • 12 Hershey's caramel apple filled chocolates
  • Sea salt, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make 12 piles of 5-6 pecan halves on the lined cookie sheet.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the caramels in 30 second increments until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Add about 1 Tablespoon of the melted caramel on top of each pile of pecans. Be sure to cover every pecan piece so they will stick together.
  4. While the caramel is still warm sprinkle with sea salt and place a Hershey's caramel filled apple candy on top. Sprinkle with sea salt again.
  5. Allow to cool and "firm up" for 1 hour before serving.

Notes

*Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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