Chocolate Turtles

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


3 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
There's nothing slow about these turtles—they're so rich and delicious they go in a hurry around our house! They also make nice gifts at the holidays for all our "sweet tooth" friends.
Quick Oil and Vinegar Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (11 ounces) caramels
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 package (6 ounces) pecan halves
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. In a double boiler or microwave, melt caramels and milk. Stir until smooth. Place pecan halves in groups of three on a greased baking sheet. Spoon melted caramel over pecans (1 scant tablespoon over each cluster).
  2. Refrigerate. Melt chocolate chips and shortening; spread over clusters. Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 101 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.