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Homemade Turtles Candy Recipe (with bacon!)

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This Homemade Turtles Candy Recipe is one of my favorite chocolate turtles recipe to make! I love the taste of the pecan clusters covered with the melted chocolate. This would be a great homemade candy recipe to share with family and friends! Be certain to check out my other DIY candy recipes, too!

If you love homemade caramel candies, you’re not going to want to miss out on this easy recipe. And PS- there’s bacon!

I can’t tell you how perfectly balanced the sweet and salty flavoring of this turtle candy recipe is. You’re just going to have to try and make it all for yourself!

Homemade Turtles Candy Recipe

I will tell you that melting the caramel and chocolate chips is the longest part of this recipe. As long as you make certain that the mixtures aren’t too hot, the kids can have a blast creating and putting them all together!

We make this every year during the holidays and my boys still love it! If you’re wanting to have a fun candy tradition in your house, this simple recipe might be a great option to have!

How do you store turtle candy?

Just take them off the baking sheet and put them into an airtight container. You don’t have to do anything special or overly difficult, which is so nice!

You can also keep them at room temperature, too!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the chocolate and caramel coated pecans recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

When making Turtle Candies at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re ready to give meal planning a try, I really think that you’re going to like it! It’s a super simple way to make meals and have everyone on the same page. My boys love that I meal plan because then they know what to expect for dinner!

Main Dish: Chicken Veggie Casserole

Vegetable Side: Grilled Veggies

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Thyme Lemonade

Best Candy Recipes:

Once you make this Pretzel Candy Recipe, keep going with that thought! There are so many delicious recipes that make the perfect homemade candy. I’ve gathered up a few that I think you’re going to love. They’re all simple to make and pack quite the tasty flavor!

This Old Fashioned, Stained Glass Candy Recipe is really a lot of fun to make!

Have this Easy Candy Coated Pretzel Pumpkin recipe on the radar for fall!

Super fun Rock Candy recipe for the kids!

It might not be candy but Grandmas Chocolate Pie is one of the best!

This Dark Chocolate Granola Apple Mug Cake is one of my favorites!

Use this Candy Corn Puppy Chow Recipe as a great way to make a fast snack!

My family craves this Perfectly Sweet Cotton Candy Puppy Chow Recipe!

What are some fun variations to try for this recipe?

You can try anything that you want! Toasted pecans could be a fun flavor that goes great and you can easily change up the chocolate chips to be dark chocolate as well. Sprinkle on some sea salt if you do that!

More Caramel Recipes:

Homemade Turtles Candy Recipe

Homemade Turtles Candy Recipe

Yield: 24 candies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is a wonderful way to make homemade candy!


  • 120 pecan halves, about 3½ cups
  • 6 pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon 
  • 12 ounces of chocolate chips 
  • 24  square waffle pretzels
  • 1 bag of caramel squares


Put the pretzels and pecans on parchment paper. There need to be 5 pecans halves for each pretzel.

Put the caramel and milk in a microwave safe cup and heat in 15-second intervals until melted. Stir in between.

Drop a bit of the melted caramel onto the pretzel square and overlap the pecans pieces that you've laid to be the head and legs. Let cool for about 35 minutes once done

Put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and 1 T of water. Heat in short spurts and stir each time. DOn't overheat - just needs to be warm and melty and not hot. Drop in spoonfuls on the turtles and sprinkle the bacon on top.

Let cool and enjoy!


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

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