A delicious fudge recipe for Turtle chocolate fans, this Pecan Turtle Fudge incorporates milk chocolate, caramel and pecans for an indulgent no-cook dessert perfect for gifting or just treating yourself.
Simple Turtle Fudge Recipe
For as long as I can remember, turtle chocolates have always been my mom’s favorite.
When I was younger, I would always buy her a box of them at the holidays, but now that I have a little chef-in-training, we tend to whip up Turtle-inspired desserts to gift her during the holidays.
This simple turtle fudge recipe is so incredibly easy to make and has that classic combination of milk chocolate, caramel and pecans that all turtles fans go crazy for.
It’s perfect for gifting or bringing to a Christmas cookie exchange and you don’t need any fancy decorating skills or equipment to pull it off.
For this recipe, I used Millican Pecan’s Pecan Pieces. I didn’t realize what a difference there could be between pecan brands, but these are so incredibly fresh and flavorful. They also have delicious snack options like the Sweet and Spicy Pecans which are perfect for the holidays. My next order, I’m trying their Pecan Butter and the Caramel Pecan Coffee! (And by the way, this is not sponsored – I just really love them.)
Can this fudge be frozen? This fudge will last at room temperature for up to two weeks, if kept in an airtight container. Refrigerating will allow it to last up to a month.
However, if are planning way ahead of time, you can freeze this fudge for up to four months, but note that the texture will change slightly. If you do need to freeze it, try to freeze it before cutting into servings (to prevent the fudge from drying out) and wrap in wax paper before placing in an airtight zip-top bag or freezer container (this set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain).
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Pecan Turtle Fudge Ingredients
- Chocolate Chips or Almond Bark
- Sweetened Condensed Milk <– note, do not use Carnation Condensed Milk as it is more runny than brands like Eagle Brand or Great Value and hasn’t yielded great results for readers who have used it in our other no-cook fudge recipes
- Caramel Squares
- Heavy Cream
- Caramel Bits, or more to taste
- Pecan Pieces, or more to taste
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: add a sprinkle of flaked salt to the top of this fudge recipe to really bring out the chocolate and caramel flavors.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Microwave-safe bowls
- Casserole dish or loaf pan <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easy transportation to parties or leftover storage. I used a 9″ x 4″ dish
- Rubber spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
- Sharp kitchen knife
How to Make Turtle Fudge
Grease and line a 4″ x 6″ casserole dish or loaf pan and set aside.
Place the chocolate chips or almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave.
Stir well then reheat in 30 second increments until completely melted.
Working quickly, stir in the sweetened condensed milk, to taste. (More sweetened condensed milk will result in a sweeter, fudgier texture, less will result in a creamier texture.)
Fold the fudge mixture into the casserole dish and then immediately move onto the caramel mixture.
Place the unwrapped caramel squares in a microwave-safe dish and add the heavy cream.
Heat in 25 second bursts, watching carefully so that the caramel doesn’t boil over.
Drizzle the caramel over the fudge, and use a knife to drag the caramel ribbons throughout the fudge.
Top with the caramel bits and pecan pieces and press firmly to set.
Cut into 1″ squares and serve.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our pecan turtle fudge recipe:
- 2 cups chocolate chips or almond bark
- 4-6 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup caramel squares
- 1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 cup caramel bits, or more to taste
- 1/4 cup pecan pieces, or more to taste
- Grease and line a 4" x 6" casserole dish or loaf pan and set aside.
- Place the chocolate chips or almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave.
- Stir well then reheat in 30 second increments until completely melted.
- Working quickly, stir in the sweetened condensed milk, to taste. (More sweetened condensed milk will result in a sweeter, fudgier texture, less will result in a creamier texture.)
- Fold the fudge mixture into the casserole dish and then immediately move onto the caramel mixture.
- Place the unwrapped caramel squares in a microwave-safe dish and add the heavy cream.
- Heat in 25 second bursts, watching carefully so that the caramel doesn't boil over.
- Drizzle the caramel over the fudge, and use a knife to drag the caramel ribbons throughout the fudge.
- Top with the caramel bits and pecan pieces and press firmly to set.
- Cut into 1" squares and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your family loves this easy turtle fudge as much as my mom does!
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