Homemade Chocolate Pecan Turtles



Homemade Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Yield: 18 turtles


  • 1 (8 ounce) bag pecan halves
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag about 1 heaping cup of caramel squares, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounce dark chocolate, chopped
  • 8 ounce milk, unsweetened, or white chocolate, chopped
  • Fleur de Sel for sprinkling


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place mounds of pecans onto baking sheets, using about 5-6 pecans per pile.
  3. Using a small saucepan, melt caramels over low heat.
  4. Stir in cream and continue to stir frequently until the sauce is glossy and smooth. Remove from heat. Allow to slightly cool.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce onto each mound. Set aside.
  6. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler, stirring until glossy.
  7. Pour 1 tablespoon dark chocolate onto each pecan caramel mound. Allow to set.
  8. Melt milk chocolate, unsweetened, or white chocolate in a double boiler.
  9. Fill a small pastry bag with the melted chocolate. Decorate the tops of each turtle and sprinkle with Fleur de Sel.