Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are so good, and look great on a holiday tray. Times are approximate. Prep time includes cooling.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb caramel (25 caramels)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 12 cups pecan halves (approximately)
  • 4 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares


  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Melt caramels with the heavy cream over hot water in a double boiler.
  3. Let cool about 10 minutes.
  4. Arrange pecan halves in groups of three on the prepared baking sheet. (One pecan half for the head of the turtle and two for the legs.).
  5. Spoon melted caramel over the nuts, leaving the tips of the nuts showing.
  6. Let stand at least 30 minutes to set.
  7. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Cool.
  8. Spread the chocolate over the caramel - don't cover the tips of the pecans.
  9. Allow to set.
Most Helpful

These little treats are so cute and delicious! For a chocolate and caramel lover like myself, they can't be beat! I followed the recipe exactly and they were wonderful; a little time consuming, but definitely worth it.

Manda Leigh December 18, 2007

Labor intensive if you are as picky as I am (I had to find only unbroken nuts meats in the bag), but make a delicious and fancy addition to my Christmas cookie trays.

Cathleen Colbert December 20, 2006