Fudgy Turtle Pie

Total Time

Prep: 55 min. + chilling


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Turtle pie is a truly decadent dessert recipe everyone needs. We love to mix chocolate, caramel and crunchy candy bits in a pie that’s ooey-gooey fabulous. —Dolores Vaccaro, Pueblo, Colorado


  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (32 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 20 caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 4 Snickers candy bars (1.86 ounces each), chopped
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Caramel ice cream topping, optional
  • Additional chopped Snickers candy bars, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine caramels and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until caramels are melted. Stir in pecans. Remove from heat; pour into crust. Top with chopped Snickers candy.
  3. For topping, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Pour and spread, if necessary, over top. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
  4. If desired, drizzle ice cream topping over individual pieces and top with additional chopped candy.

Fudgy Turtle Pie Tips

Why do they call it turtle pie?

This pie is a fun spin on turtle candies, which are so named because the combination of chocolate and caramel topped with a pecan half resembles the shell of a turtle.

How long does turtle pie last in the fridge?

Turtle pie will last 3-4 days in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.

What other turtle dessert recipes can I try?

There are many other turtle desserts you can try, including cookie cups, a tart, cheesecake and brownies. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant