easy pecan turtles recipe

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pecan turtles

how to make pecan turtles

These pecan turtles are super easy to make.  Just 3 ingredients. A great Christmas gift you can make on a budget.

When making pecan turtles as a kid I remember my mom would make the caramel.  We would then have to put into a mold and get the air out, lots of work.  This recipe is easy and delicious turtles.  When you don’t have a lot of time patience, quick and easy turtles are perfect for a busy mom.

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Easy to make pecan turtles

You should only make as many as you are willing to eat or quickly give away. These are addictive and delicious otherwise.

I found that putting them in the refrigerator after making them allowed them to set up quickly.  You can then make the next batch.

These cost a lot less than purchasing them and would be pretty in a glass jar or a storage container with a bow on top! Package them with our candied pecans and almonds.

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pretzels and caramel

melted caramels


mini pretzel or square pretzels
1 package of chocolate caramel candies (like Rolo)
1 bag of pecan halves


Preheat the oven to 325F.

On a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon mat, place a single layer of pretzels. (allowing some space)
Place an unwrapped candy on top of each pretzel.
Place the baking sheet into the oven for 2-3 minutes until the candies become shiny and start to melt.
Remove the sheet from the oven and place a pecan half on top of the each candy and press in, flattening the candy into the pretzel and securing the pecan.
Allow to cool before eating and packaging for gifts.

You should only make as many of these easy pecan turtles as you are willing to eat or quickly give away. These are addictive and delicious.

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  1. Man I’ve been looking for square pretzels all over the place! I hope I can find them soon so I can make these! I guess I could try with mini pretzels but square pretzels are much cuter. LOL

  2. OMG yum! And so easy!! Definitely trying these for Xmas! Anything that doesn’t take hours to make is A ok with me! 🙂

  3. I need to to make turtles this evening…but yours look soooo much easier than what I was going to do.. thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

  4. Yummy. Improving my Christmas supper with this delicious recipe. This is the perfect Christmas dessert. Easy to do and amazing to eat. Going gor it right now! Thank you so much. Merry Christmas.

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