Mixed-Up Caramel Turtles

Mixed-Up Caramel Turtles are so deliciously addicting, you won’t be able to stop at just one!
First things first:
  1. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their families! I know I did.
  2. If you were crazy brave enough to face the crowds for Black Friday shopping, I hope you made it out unscathed!
  3. After preparing for this holiday weekend and shopping, you’re probably ready for a break!

I have just the treat.

These babies will light up your world! 
No, seriously. They.are.that.good.
In fact, I made them on Wednesday, but it was too late for photos {lighting issues}. And of course I was busy cooking all morning and half the afternoon, so by the time I was able to photograph them, they were more than half gone!
And after I finished photographing them, my Dad took half of what was left! Everyone else took care of the rest.
I got one. ONE. 
And that was only because I took a bite out of it for the photo. {I guess it pays for people to think you have cooties}
Do yourself a favor, take a few minutes to make some for yourself. After a long holiday weekend like this, you’re gonna need it!

Yields 6-12

Mixed-Up Caramel Turtles

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 12 oz pkg milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 11 oz bag Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 C pecans
  • 1 C cashews
  • 1 C almonds


  1. In a double boiler, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Heat until melted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, combine Kraft Caramel Bits and whipping cream. Heat for 1- 1/2 min, stirring every 30 seconds.
  3. Mix nuts into caramel and drop by tablespoon fulls on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Let cool.
  4. Spoon melted chocolate onto caramel nut mixture, being sure to coat sides.
  5. Let cool in refrigerator or freezer. Hide store in air-tight container.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert


Makes approx 2 dozen mixed-Up Caramel Turtles


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  1. says

    Those look delish! Can’t wait to try this recipe for our office pot luck! Thanks for sharing at Keep Calm and Link Up! Hope to see you back next week!

    • says

      I will be back next week for certain, Jill. I forgot to mention that these make just over two dozen. You may need to make a double batch, as these babies go quickly. We had thirteen over for Thanksgiving and they didn’t last long. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    Turtles are basically the best candy ever invented. These look so good! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  3. says

    mmmmm, I need these in my life! I think they will be making an appearance very soon!

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