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Chocolate Turtle Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling


9 cups

Making this rich chocolate turtle sauce is a family affair at our house—the kids love to unwrap the caramels! The sauce can be made ahead and frozen. —Marci Cullen, Milton, Wisconsin
Chocolate Turtle Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups butter, cubed
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until the caramels are melted and mixture is smooth (do not boil). Reduce heat to low.
  2. With an electric hand mixer on medium speed, beat in vanilla; continue beating for 5 minutes. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool for 30 minutes (sauce will thicken as it cools). Pour into food storage containers; refrigerate. Serve warm or cold.

Chocolate Turtle Sauce Tips

How do you store chocolate turtle sauce?

Like homemade caramel sauce, you can store this chocolate turtle sauce for about two weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.

What can you serve chocolate turtle sauce with besides ice cream?

There are plenty of other ways to use this chocolate turtle sauce. You can drizzle it over this layered turtle cheesecake, turtle tart or these frosted turtle brownies.

How do you keep the ingredients from burning while cooking them?

Caramel can burn when using a thin and shallow pot. This is a very common caramel mistake. To keep the caramel from burning, make sure you're using a heavy-bottomed pan to avoid uneven cooking.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 83 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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