Chocolate Pecan Candies Recipe
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Chocolate Pecan Candies Recipe

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When Robert Watness of Greenwood, Indiana gives candy on Valentine's Day, he's sure to include his homemade version of Turtles. "This easy candy has brought many compliments," he says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:60 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1/2 pound pecan halves
  • 75 caramels
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 114 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. On waxed paper, place pecan halves in pairs 2 in. apart. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir the caramels and milk until melted. Pour about 2 teaspoons of caramel mixture over each pair of pecans. Let stand until set.
  2. With buttered fingers, shape pecan clusters into balls. Dip in candy coating. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hershey caramels. A 14-ounce package contains about 65 caramels.
Originally published as Chocolate Pecan Candies in Taste of Home February/March 2003, p8

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"This recipe sounds so good. Where is a good place to buy the dark chocolate candy coating?"

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