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3 ingredient homemade turtles

Only 3 ingredients to make some homemade turtles and that can be made in the microwave!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: chocolate
Keyword: chocolate, turtles
Servings: 12
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Heather Perine


  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup caramel bits
  • sea salt optional


  • Arrange your pecan halves- 5 for each turtle- on a cookie sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Melt the caramel bits in a microwave safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring in between interval until melted. This took about 1 and 1/2 minutes in my microwave. Spoon about a tablespoon on top of each turtle.
  • Repeat with the chocolate chips. Spoon about a tablespoon of chocolate over the caramel. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt if you desire. Let the turtles set up and the chocolate and caramel set before enjoying! Store at room temperature in a covered container.


  • Melt Carefully: When melting the caramel and chocolate in the microwave you want to make sure that you microwave in 30 second intervals so it doesn't burn. Especially for the chocolate! The chocolate may look still not melted, but give it a stir before popping it back into the microwave. Melting your chocolate in the microwave is just one method. You could also use a double boiler or a chocolate melting pot. I cover all of this in how to dip candy and truffles post.
  • Use Quality Chocolate: Chocolate is 1 of the 3 ingredients. So it's important you buy a quality chocolate you wouldn't mind snacking on. I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips. But you could semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate too.
  • Use A Silicone Baking Mat:  I find the silicone baking mats are best when making candy. You won't have an issue with sticking if you do. Just make sure your silicone baking mat is clean. You can learn how to clean your silicone baking mat here.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 0.8% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 2.9% | Iron: 2.2%