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Easy Crockpot Turtles

Easy Crockpot Turtles Recipe

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Welcome to our easy and indulgent candy recipes section! Today, we’re sharing a simple and delicious recipe for Crockpot Turtles. These treats combine rich chocolate, creamy caramel, and crunchy pecans, creating perfect homemade candy. The crockpot makes it incredibly easy to prepare. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients

  • 20 oz almond bark
  • 1 (12 oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag Kraft caramels (the wrapped cube kind)
  • 4 cups pecans

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Crockpot

  1. Line Crockpot: Line your crockpot with a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup, or lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: Add Ingredients to the Crockpot

  1. Layer Ingredients: Place the almond bark, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips in the crockpot.
  2. Add Caramels: Unwrap the Kraft caramels and place them on top of the chocolate layer.
  3. Add Pecans: Add the pecans over the caramels.

Step 3: Melt the Ingredients

  1. Cook on Low: Set the crockpot to the LOW setting and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally to combine the ingredients as they melt. Make sure to stir gently to avoid crushing the pecans.

Step 4: Form the Turtles

  1. Prepare Baking Sheets: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Spoon Mixture: Once the mixture is fully melted and combined, use a spoon to drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, forming turtle shapes.

Step 5: Cool and Set

  1. Cool: Allow the turtles to cool and set at room temperature for 1-2 hours, or place them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to speed up the process.

Step 6: Serve

  1. Serve and Enjoy: Once the turtles are set, transfer them to a serving platter or store them in an airtight container. Enjoy your Easy Crockpot Turtles!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Stirring: Stir the mixture gently and periodically to ensure even melting and to prevent burning.
  • Pecans: For extra flavor, you can toast the pecans lightly before adding them to the crockpot.
  • Caramel: If the caramels are not melting smoothly, you can add a tablespoon of milk to help them melt evenly.

Variations

Sea Salt Turtles

Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over each turtle before they set for a sweet and salty combination.

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Dark Chocolate Turtles

Replace the milk chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips for a richer flavor.

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Peanut Butter Turtles

Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter to the mixture for a nutty twist.

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Coconut Turtles

Sprinkle shredded coconut over the turtles before they set for a tropical flavor.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these turtles ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these turtles a day or two in advance. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover turtles in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Can I freeze these turtles?

Yes, you can freeze the turtles. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

What can I serve with these turtles?

These turtles are delicious on their own but can also be served as part of a candy platter, with coffee or tea, or as a topping for ice cream.

How can I make the turtles healthier?

Use dark chocolate or sugar-free chocolate, and choose unsalted pecans for a healthier option.

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Easy Crockpot Turtles are a simple and indulgent treat that’s perfect for any occasion. With their rich chocolate, creamy caramel, and crunchy pecans, they’re sure to be a hit. Enjoy making and sharing these delightful turtles with your family and friends!