These turtles candies are so fun and easy to make! You’ll want to whip up a batch anytime you need a little gift for someone or just need a fun little treat. They are a classic candy that always makes me think of a sweet shop at a theme park or seaside boardwalk.
The whole recipe comes together quickly from start to finish. It probably will take longer to preheat the oven. Because the majority of this recipe is pretty simple, it could be a fun one to do with kids. However, the taking them out of the oven and pressing down the caramels can be a little tricky and has a good possibility of being burned so you’ll definitely want an adult helping with that. But putting down the pecans, placing the caramels and swirling the chocolate on top are all great things for little hands to help with.
These are a classic candy so there is really no reason to mess with what works. You could make your own caramel of course and variations on the chocolate you use could be fun, but I wouldn’t deviate much more than that. Why mess with perfection? Give these Turtle candies a try and you’ll see what I mean. If you do, let me know what you think in the comments or share a picture with me on Instagram (@bdhbakes).