Turtle Candy Recipe

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Nelson Arnold Modified: March 25, 2022
Turtle Candy Recipe

How To Make Turtle Candy

Make something irresistible with this turtle candy recipe. Pecans are baked, slathered in caramel sauce, and topped with melted chocolate.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Rest Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3cupswhole pecans
  • ½cupbutter
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • ½cupcorn syrup
  • dash salt
  • 7ozsweetened condensed milk
  • ½tspvanilla
  • cupschocolate chips
  • ½tspvegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or till lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool.

  2. Arrange in clusters of 3 to 4 on silicone liners or parchment paper.

  3. Combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a 6-quart pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.

  4. Continue cooking and stirring till mixture reaches 235 to 240 degrees F.

  5. Quickly spoon the caramel over the pecan clusters, making sure caramel is touching each of the pecans. Let sit to harden.

  6. Melt the chocolate chips and oil in the microwave at half power, stirring often till smooth. Spoon chocolate on top of each layer of caramel.

  7. Let sit for 1 to 2 hours, or till hardened.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 173.61kcal
  • Fat: 11.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.12g
  • Fiber: 1.04g
  • Sugar: 16.72g
  • Protein: 1.67g
  • Cholesterol: 10.05mg
  • Sodium: 81.71mg
  • Calcium: 37.02mg
  • Potassium: 60.54mg
  • Iron: 0.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 25.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.29mg
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