Easy Homemade Turtle Candy


Square-shaped pretzels (mini twists will also work, but I like the squares best)
Chocolate covered caramel candies
Pecan halves
Candy sprinkles (optional)
Pink and/or red candy melts (available at craft stores)


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.

2. Arrange the pretzels on the cookie sheet in an even layer, then top with a chocolate covered caramel. Keep the chocolate in the center of the pretzel.

3. Place the cookie sheet in the oven for as long as it takes the chocolate to become soft, but not melt. Keep an eye on it! I usually need around 4-5 minutes.

4. Carefully remove the cookie sheet from the oven and gently press a pecan onto the softened chocolate covered caramel. Shake candy sprinkles over everything if using, then set the cookie sheet aside to cool.

5. 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.

6. Snip the very tip of one corner of the bag, then drizzle over the Turtle candies. Allow to cool.


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