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Salted Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge

This Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge is totally irresistible with gooey salted pecan caramel in between fudge and a sea salted chocolate layer on top. This Salted Chocolate & Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge is so sinful, it's ridiculous!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: caramel, chocolate, fudge, pecans, sweet and salty
Servings: 36 Pieces
Author: Kim Lange


Fudge Layer

  • ½ cup butter
  • cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3-½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Salted Pecan Caramel Layer

  • 30 caramels unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-2 cups pecans depending on your nut preference, coarsely chopped
  • sea salt

Salted Chocolate Layer

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • sea salt


  • Spray an 8" baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

Fudge Layer

  • In a large 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.
  • Place in fridge until set enough to add salted pecan caramel layer.

Salted Pecan Caramel Layer

  • In another microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and water on high for 1-¼ minutes or until melted.
  • Stir pecans into caramel and stir until combined; add a couple of pinches of sea salt to your liking.
  • Spread on top of fudge layer. Place in fridge until cooled enough for chocolate layer.

Salted Chocolate Layer

  • 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.