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Easy Crokpot Turtles Candy Recipe

Jan 16, 2023
A plate of homemade Crockpot Turtles candy with pecans, caramel and chocolate

Easy Crokpot Turtles Candy Recipe – Crunchy, Nutty, Chocolatey

The Crockpot Turtle Candy is a delicious and irresistible snack that is perfect for sharing. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, this recipe creates a crunchy, nutty, and chocolatey treat that is easy to make. Even though it’s simple, these caramel pecan clusters are sure to be a crowd-pleaser and the most satisfying sweet served this Christmas.

Crockpot Turtle Candy is a classic dessert that combines the delicious flavors of caramel, chocolate, and pecans. The recipe is quite easy to make and it’s perfect for any occasions, especially for Christmas! The ingredients are usually melted chocolate, caramel, pecans and some additional ingredients for taste. The recipe is made in a crockpot, which makes it perfect for those who want to make a large batch of the candy for parties or for gifting. The crockpot also makes it a hands-off recipe, meaning you can prepare it and then leave it to cook while you attend to other things.

When you cook the recipe, the chocolate, caramel, and pecans meld together to create a rich, decadent candy that’s both crunchy and chewy. The pecans add a nice crunch to the candy and the caramel gives it a sweet and gooey texture. The Crockpot Turtle Candy is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth, and it’s also a great recipe to make with kids as it is easy and fun.


16 ounces whole raw pecans, reserve 1/2 cup for garnish
24 ounces chocolate flavored candy coating, almond bark or candiquik
2 ounces German chocolate bar (by Baker’s), 1/2 bar
11 ounce bag caramel bits
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Layer pecans, then candy coating, then chocolate bar into crockpot (I used a 5 quart). Cover. Cook for 1 hour on low temperature. Do not stir. After 1 hour stir mixture and continue to cook, stirring every 15-20 minutes for another hour (a total of 2 hours). Once mixture has completely come together, stir in caramel bits and turn off the heat. Cover for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile line counter top or table with a long piece of parchment paper.
Stir. Use 2 table spoons to scoop out candy from crockpot and scoop it onto parchment paper. Make sure candy is not touching.
Meanwhile, melt 2 cups chocolate chips and chop 1/2 cup pecans. Drizzle over turtles and garnish with chopped pecans.
Allow to set completely.
Serve and enjoy!


You can double the recipe, but the caramels will start to get a little gritty in the candy if not scooped out quickly enough. So, be careful.
The photos above are from a double batch that I made. Scoop fast.

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