Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

Turtle candy is a delicious confection that can be made at home with only a few ingredients. It is only made with caramel, chocolate, and pecans. 

Making turtle candy is a little involved and does require some patience. You will need to wait for each layer to set before adding another one to the top. It’s the unique process that goes into making each piece!

What you need

Prep Time: 15 Min

Pecans Caramel  Chocolate 

Active Time: 1 Hour


Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

Step-By-Step Guide

For Success

The caramel must be made with patience and attentiveness. You do need a candy thermometer because too low of a temp will result in runny caramel and too high will make caramel that cannot be bitten into (like glass).

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Add halved raw pecans on a large baking sheet. Bake them for 10 minutes in a 350 degree heated oven. Toasting the pecans adds a deep, rich flavor that makes these candies taste so delicious. 

On the parchment paper-lined baking sheet into 34 separate groups that are 2″ – 2 1/2″ wide.