These Chocolate Caramels Are Perfect for Anytime

Crunchy, chocolatey, and laden with gooey caramel, turtles are one of our absolute favorite classic candies. Tonight’s rendition stays close to the original, featuring creamy caramel, pecans, almonds, and a slathering of dark chocolate. For a little contrast, there’s a sprinkling of Maldon salt at the end!

10 caramel squares
2 tablespoons heavy cream
3 ounces sliced almonds
3 ounces chopped pecans
6 ounces dark chocolate
½ teaspoon Maldon sea salt
1 parchment paper

You’ll Need
8″ small nonstick pan
baking sheet

Recipe Tips
No microwave? No problem. Create a double boiler: Bring 2 inches water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Place bowl with chocolate over pot and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth, 2-4 minutes.


  1. Prepare Ingredients
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap caramel squares. Roughly chop pecans.
  2. Make Caramel
    In a small nonstick pan over low heat, combine heavy cream and caramel squares. Once caramel squares begin to melt, whisk constantly, until caramel sauce is smooth, 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in almonds and pecans.
  3. Shape Turtles
    Using a tablespoon, carefully scoop 12 mounds of caramel-nut mixture onto parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Set aside to harden slightly while chocolate melts in the next step.
  4. Melt Chocolate
    Place chocolate in a medium heat-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted (see Recipe Tip). Spoon melted chocolate evenly over turtles so nuts are fully covered.
  5. Plate Turtles
    Sprinkle Maldon salt over turtles, and freeze, on baking sheet or plate, until chocolate is solid, 15-20 minutes. Enjoy your homemade candies! Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


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