Take me into a candy shop and I will walk out with a turtle candy every time. Nothing beats the combination of chocolate, caramel, and pecans. With only three ingredients, you can quickly whip together a version of this crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth treat. I call it “Poor Man’s Turtles.” Warning: It’s addictive!
It is one of those recipes that you don’t even need to write down—it’s that easy. It makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?
- Preheat the oven to 275ºF. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Or, line a cookie sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.
- Place pretzels on tray in a single layer, salted side up, spacing at least an inch apart.
- Unwrap carmel candies and place one on top of each pretzel. Bake for 3 minutes (or, as long as it takes to soften, but not melt).
- Remove from the oven and gently press a pecan half into each softened candy.
- Optional: Shake candy sprinkles over everything if using.
- Set the cookie sheet aside to cool. Let harden (pop in the fridge for about 10 minutes to speed up this step).
- Once cooled, place a handful of candy melts in a zip-top plastic bag and microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stopping to knead the bag in between until it is smooth.
- Snip the very tip of one corner of the bag, then drizzle over the Turtle candies. Allow to cool.