Crock Pot Turtle Candy

Crock Pot Turtle Candy combines chocolate, caramel, peanuts, and pecans into the classic candy made in an easy new way – in the slow cooker. It’s a rich, sweet treat everyone will love.

Crockpot Turtle Candy on a wooden cutting board

We love making sweet treats, especially if they have chocolate. And if they have nuts, even better! This recipe is one of our favorites because it has everything, and it’s super easy to make.

crockpot turtle candy in a mason jar

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s rich, sweet, and so chocolatey.
  • It has the classic combination of chocolate, nuts, and caramel.
  • It’s incredibly easy to make, and it’s a classic treat everyone loves.


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You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all in the baking aisle. See the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact amounts.

  • Salted peanuts
  • Chopped pecans
  • Caramel bits
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

🔪 How to Make Crock Pot Turtle Candy

Making this candy is just about the easiest thing you’ll ever do. It’s really just a matter of gathering your ingredients and letting the crock pot do the rest.

pecans, pecans and chocolate in a slow cooker

Step 1: Combine the Ingredients

Add the peanuts, pecans, and caramel bits to the crock pot and mix them together. Then, top with the chocolate chips.

Step 2: Cook

Place the lid on the crock pot and cook for 2 hours on low. When the chocolate is melted, turn off the crock pot and stir to fully coat the nuts.

crockpot turtle candy drying on a parchment lined baking sheet

Step 3: Cool

Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out spoonfuls of the chocolate-covered nuts and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cool for at least 30 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Chocolate – You can use milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips for this recipe.
  • Nuts – Try using any of your favorite nuts like almonds or pistachios.

If you think this looks good, then you’ll love these turtle thumbprint cookies.

crockpot turtle candy on a wooden cutting board

🥄 Equipment

  • Crock pot
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Wooden spoon

🥫 Storage

You can store these for up to a week covered in a cool, dry place. You can refrigerate them for up to 3 weeks in an air-tight container. For even longer storage, freeze them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure to cook the candy on low to prevent scorching.
  • Always place the chocolate on top of the other ingredients so it can melt properly.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is turtle candy?

Traditionally, it’s a candy made with chocolate, caramel, and pecans which are made in a shape resembling a turtle.

When was turtle candy invented?

Turtle candy was invented in 1916 in Chicago by DeMet’s Candy Company owner, George DeMet.

Why did my chocolate scorch?

The key to melting the chocolate without scorching it is to place it on top of the other ingredients. If you pre-mixed all your ingredients, the chocolate got too hot.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Crockpot Turtle Candy on a wooden cutting board

Crock Pot Turtle Candy

This crock pot turtle candy is full of chocolate, caramel, and nuts that we love in this sweet treat, and it's so easy to make.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 40 Candies
Calories: 234kcal


  • slow cooker
  • Parchment Lined Baking Sheet


  • 16 ounces salted peanuts
  • 16 ounces chopped pecans
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Add the peanuts, pecans, and caramel bits to the bowl of the slow cooker. Stir to mix.
  • Top the nut mixture with the chocolate chips.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours.
  • When the chocolate is melted, turn off the slow cooker and remove the lid. Stir until all the nuts are coated in chocolate.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop heaping a spoonful of chocolate covered nuts onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • When the sheet is full, place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes, until the chocolate is hardened.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Candy | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 0.4mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
4.34 from 3 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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