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Quick, Easy and Delicious Pecan Turtles

Updated on November 9, 2013
easy turtle recipe
easy turtle recipe

These are delicious, quick, and easy pecan turtle treats. They are wonderful as dessert bites, wrapped up for teacher and hostess gifts, or just as a special treat for yourself!

Even if you aren't a big fan of nuts, this recipe might win you over. I didn't really love pecans until I made these.

The secret is in the light roasting of the pecans! Giving them a gentle toast in the oven makes them nice and crispy. It also removes the bitterness that pecans can have sometimes.

Give this recipe a try and let me know how it goes! Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Make as many or as few as you like


  • Pecan halves
  • Rolo candies, unwrapped
  • Chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 225 F.
  2. Line baking 2 baking sheets with foil and spray with cooking oil.
  3. Pour about 1 cup of pecan halves onto one sheet and spread them out evenly. Bake pecans for 5 minutes and remove to cool.
  4. Place unwrapped Rolo candies on other baking sheet. Allow a couple of inches between candies. Bake for 5 minutes. Candies will soften but not flatten out. They will be shiny.
  5. While Rolos are hot, immediately press one pecan half into each candy. Press down to slightly flatten candy.
  6. Put the sheet into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to cool.
  7. While cooling, put about 1 cup of chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl and melt. Check every 30 seconds and stir until smooth.
  8. Remove candies from refrigerator.
  9. Dab each candy with about 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate. Spread around to cover the pecan.
  10. Put sheet back into refrigerator until completely cooled.
  11. Remove from sheet and serve or put into gift bags.
  12. Enjoy!
Rolo Minis Unwrapped mini Chewy Caramels In Milk Chocolate, 8-Ounce Pouch (Pack Of 3)
Rolo Minis Unwrapped mini Chewy Caramels In Milk Chocolate, 8-Ounce Pouch (Pack Of 3)

I use these Rolo minis, because they are already unwrapped. Quite a timesaver!

Diamond Pecan Halves, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)
Diamond Pecan Halves, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)

Pecan halves are good for this recipe. They are just the right size for a one-bite treat.

Nestle Chocolate Semi-Sweet Morsels - 72 oz. bag
Nestle Chocolate Semi-Sweet Morsels - 72 oz. bag

I used milk chocolate chips for this demonstration, but semisweet or dark will also work just fine.


Have you tried this recipe? How did it go?

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    • retta719 profile image


      5 years ago from United States

      Using Rolos to make these is genius! Saves so much caramel gooey filling hassle ~ brilliant :)


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