OMG! Let me ask you, straight up. No strings attached. Don’t freak!
Just messin’ with ya! Are you one of those people who crave sweet and salty concoctions, like it’s the best thing since chocolate covered potato chips, a Peanut Buster Parfait from the Dairy Queen and/or maybe dunking Wendy’s French Fries into your Wendy’s Frosty? You love each on their own, but when they intertwine each other, it’s just about one of the sexiest combinations ALIVE!
I am an S&S (sweet & salty) for sure! *Ssshhh, now that’s between you and me!* So, are you ready to be wowed with some delicious Salted Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge?
Cuz, this rich, S&S turtle fudge is definitely gonna give you some ‘wow’ action. Good God Gertie!
But before I divulge the recipe, *all minds are enquiring* I have to ask you a ChocolaTess Trivia Question that crossed my mind while thinking about this fudge and I needed answers! So here it goes:
Have you ever wondered who the lucky dude was that created turtles and how they got the name?
Turtles brand candy were developed by Johnson’s Candy Company, DeMet’s in 1923 in 1918, after a salesman came into the kitchen’s dipping room and showed a candy to one of the dippers, who pointed out that the candy looked like a turtle. So, that explains that and history was made, and we have now have the most delicious gooey turtles in the world! Me likee! 🙂
This creamy, velvety chocolate confection is loaded with nutty pecans, gooey caramel, and dolloped with chocolate and sea salt. It’s such a delicious chocolate pleasure. Gifting is a great option for this fudge.
This Salted Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge is so sinful, it’s ridiculous! A little goes a long way.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 30 caramels unwrapped
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 to 2 cups pecans depending on your nut preference, coarsely chopped
- Sea salt
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- Sea salt
Spray an 8" baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, cocoa powder, brown sugar and milk and microwave on high until mixture boils, for approximately 2 minutes.
Add in confectioners' sugar and vanilla and stir until combined and pour into baking pan and spread out evenly.
In another microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and water on high for 1-1/4 minutes or until melted.
Stir pecans into caramel and stir until combined; add a couple of pinches of sea salt.
Microwave chocolate chips on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
Spread over caramel layer with back of spoon.
Add a couple of pinches of sea salt. (I sprinkled then mixed it into the chocolate with the back of spoon.
Chill until firm. Cut into small squares, very rich!
You can also do this fudge layer on the stove, stirring frequently as another option.
S&S Recipes Please!