These easy 4-ingredient chocolate turtles will become your new favorite treat. The crisp pecans, chewy caramel and creamy chocolate with sea salt on top is pure heaven!
Prep Time: 20minutes
Total Time: 20minutes
8ouncescaramels , I prefer Peters or Werther's
6ouncessemi-sweet chocolate melting wafers, or chopped chocolate
Optional: sea salt or maldon salt, for sprinkling
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pile 3-5 pecans together into a cluster.
Melt the caramel with the heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until smooth. Microwave an additional 30 seconds if needed. Add another Tablespoon of cream if needed to thin it out. Allow to cool for 1 minute.
Pour about 1-2 teaspoons of caramel over each cluster. Then allow to set.
Melt the chocolate in a double broiler or in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Microwave an additonal 15 seconds if needed. Allow to cool for 1 minute.
Pour about a teaspoon of chocolate over top of the caramel. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes and then sprinkle the sea salt over top.
Makes about 16-24 turtles, depending how large you make the clusters.
You can use almonds with this recipe as well.
Feel free to toast the pecans in a skillet for a minute or two to get a more toasted taste.
To store: Place in an airtight container and store at room temp for up to 3 weeks.
To freeze: Add to a freezer container with a piece of wax paper in between each layer. Store in freezer for up to 2 months.