Peanut Butter Turtle Candies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
Every year at the holidays, these candy turtles are a huge hit with family, friends and coworkers. I get lots of requests for more and have even been told not to bother with a holiday visit if I don't bring my turtles—talk about a compliment! They're also good with dark chocolate and salted pecans. —Misty Schwotzer, Groveport, Ohio


  • 72 pecan halves (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


  1. On waxed paper-lined pans, arrange pecan halves in clusters of three.
  2. In a small bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. In a microwave, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth.
  3. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon melted chocolate into the center of each pecan cluster. Place teaspoonfuls of peanut butter mixture in the center of each cluster; press down slightly. Spoon remaining melted chocolate over tops. Chill for 10 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 97 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.