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Salted Caramel Pecan Turtles with Bacon

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I love the classic Turtle candy coated in chocolate and filled with caramel and pecans. This recipe is a simple twist on the classic Turtle Candy recipe. I’ve added salted caramel and bacon to give you a bite packed with flavor. These are simple to construct and they go down just as easy. 

IT’S THE BACON FOR ME!

SWEET AND SAVORY TREATS ARE MY FAVORTIE

I am here for the sweet an savory desserts all day! I love adding that salt component to something that would normally be sweet. Like they say, bacon makes everything taste better. I feel that is true! I also love how easy the assembly is. Creating something as beautiful and delicious as these will easily build your confidence.

KEY ITEMS FOR SUCCESSFUL BACON TURTULES

  • Flake Sea Salt– All salt is not created equal! Flake Sea Salt is a great addition to desserts because it has a light, crunchy texture and it has a pyramid like shape for the flakes. It provides a perfect finishing touch.
  • Crispy Bacon– Bacon and Flake Sea Salt are the perfect pair for these Salted Caramel Turtles

HOW TO CREATE THESE TURTLES

  1. Add water to your small saucepan. Place your medium sized bowl over the top of your saucepan creating a double boiler. Turn your heat to medium low to bring the water to a simmer.
  2. Add your caramel bits to the medium sized bowl and two tablespoons of milk. Once your caramel starts to melt, slowly stir.  Add two more tablespoons of milk at a time, until your caramel is completely melted.
  3. While you’re melting your caramel, lay your parchment paper on your sheet pan.
  4. Place three pecans together.
  5. Using a spoon drizzle caramel over the middle of the pecans so that it creates a cluster.
  6. While the caramel is still warm, place a piece of bacon on top.
  7. Follow the directions on your chocolate melts bag to slowly heat your chocolate. Once your chocolate is melted, place it into a piping bag or zip lock bag with the edge cut.
  8. Drizzle the chocolate over the tops of each turtle. Sprinkle a little bit of flake sea salt on each one.
  9. Place your chocolate turtles into the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  10. Remove them from the refrigerator when you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!
Easy Layering!
The Perfect Bite!

TIPS FOR SUCCESS AND STORAGE OF TURTLES

  • Caramel– The caramel will melt quickly. Place your heat on low and melt it slow.
  • Be prepared before you start. Set-up your pecans and have your bacon ready, so that assembly is easy and quick.
  • Have fun with it! Let your hand go loose when you are drizzling the chocolate. I think this is the best part because each turtle is going to look different.
  • Always taste one while you are creating them!
  • Your turtles can last up to 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator if kept in a air tight container.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PECANS

Are Pecans considered tree nuts?

Yes, Pecans are considered to be tree nuts along with others like; almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts.

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Salted Caramel Pecan Turtles with Bacon

I love the classic Turtle candy coated in chocolate and filled with caramel and pecans. This recipe is a simple twist on the classic Turtle Candy recipe. I’ve added salted caramel and bacon to give you a bite pack with flavor. These are simple to construct and they go down just as easy. Here’s your next party dessert. So simple, yet so satisfying! Checking all the boxes! Sweet, Salty & Savory
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

  • Large sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Small saucepan
  • Medium-sized bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 10 oz. bag of whole Pecans
  • 1 11 oz. bag Caramel Bits
  • 1 c. Water
  • ¼ c. Milk
  • 4 slices Bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 Bag Chocolate melts for drizzle
  • Flake Sea Salt for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add water to your small saucepan. Place your medium sized bowl over the top of your saucepan creating a double boiler. Turn your heat to medium low to bring the water to a simmer.
  • Add your caramel bits to the medium sized bowl and two tablespoons of milk. Once your caramel starts to melt, slowly stir. Add two more tablespoons of milk at a time. Until your caramel is completely melted.
  • While you’re melting your caramel, lay your parchment paper on your sheet pan.
  • Place three pecans together.
  • Using a spoon drizzle caramel over the middle of the pecans so that it creates a cluster.
  • While the caramel is still warm, place a piece of bacon on top.
  • Follow the directions on your chocolate melts bag to slowly heat your chocolate. Once your chocolate is melted, place it into a piping bag or zip lock bag with the edge cut.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the tops of each turtle. Sprinkle a little bit of flake sea salt on each one.
  • Place your chocolate turtles into the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • Remove them from the refrigerator when you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Chocolate turtles can last 2-3 weeks in an airtight container.
When storing your turtles separate each layer with a piece of parchment paper so they don’t stick together.
This recipe is very quick to put together and is a perfect way to get your kids involved.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 1kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 4mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4IUCalcium: 3mg
Keyword Quick & Easy
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By on April 14th, 2022

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HI I'm Alex! Self-Taught Home Chef and Food Photographer. I am here to help you build confidence in the kitchen. We will always have laughs and fun along the way!

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1 thought on “Salted Caramel Pecan Turtles with Bacon”

  1. 5 stars
    Anything with Pecans are one of my favorites, and if I can’t have Pecan pie, this is an excellent substitute. Very Yummie!

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