Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

Note: prep/cooking times do not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter and evaporated milk until butter melts.
  2. In a separate 2-quart saucepan, cook sugar and corn syrup over medium heat to 244 degrees (firm-ball stage), stirring constantly.
  3. SLOWLY stir in hot milk mixture, making sure sugar mixture does not stop boiling. Stir constantly until temperature reaches 244 degrees.
  4. Remove caramel from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  5. On waxed paper, place 4 pecans per turtle and top with 1 heaping teaspoon caramel. Cool until firm.
  6. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. Spoon chocolate over caramel.
  7. Cool until hardened.
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5 5

This recipe rocks Kathy! I have received huge accolades from my husbands co-workers over these delicious turtles. The home made carmel makes a huge difference compaired to the quick recipes that call for melted caramels. This was fast to make and worth the effort. Next time, I will make them smaller though. Thanks so much! Tanya