Simple Caramel, Chocolate and Pecan Turtle Fudge Recipe
Chewy caramel, rich chocolate, and crunchy pecans come together (with no candy thermometer required!) to make this super simple turtle fudge recipe that is perfect for a holiday dessert table.
Prep Time 30minutes
Chilling Time 3hours
Total Time 3hours30minutes
Author Wanda Simone
8" X 8" baking dish
mixer and mixing bowl
measuring cups and spoons
5cups (or 30 ounces)semi-sweet chocolate chips
111-ounce bagcaramel bits
Line the baking dish with parchment paper.
In the mixer, beat cream cheese until it is smooth.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly to make sure it doesn't burn.
Add the melted chocolate and butter to the mixing bowl with the cream cheese.
Beat on high until completely combined.
Spread the batter out in an 8" x 8" baking dish and smooth it out with a knife.
In another saucepan, melt the caramel bits over low heat, stirring constantly.
Drizzle half of the caramel over the chocolate fudge in the baking dish.
Sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle with the rest of the caramel.
Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.
To serve, cut into 2-inch squares.
Substitute 30 ounces of chocolate chunks or chocolate bars for the chocolate chips.
You can also use milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate.
The chocolate chips and caramel bit can also be melted in a bowl in the microwave. Cook on half strength for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat until melted. Be careful not to microwave it too long or they will burn.
This turtle fudge can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.