Turtle Fudge

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Turtle Fudge is a delicious chocolate fudge studded with pecans and a layer of caramel in the middle.

Every year I feel like I get more and more behind at the holidays.   I have no idea how it happens because we always put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving and I usually have most of my shopping done by then.   However, I used to get my Christmas cards out December 1 and have all of my wrapping done as well but that just hasn’t happened the past 2 or 3 years.

Love this rich and delicious Turtle Fudge with chocolate, pecans, and caramel sauce!

When it comes to baking I’ve been doing less during the holidays.   Of course that means that instead of 50 dozen cookies, half of them being decorated sugar cookies, I now only bake 25-30 dozen cookies.   I know that sounds crazy but it’s nothing compared to what I used to make.   I’ve also been making easier holiday treats.

Like chocolate and caramel? Then you'll love this chocolate pecan fudge with a layer of caramel sauce in this Turtle Fudge!

One of those easier holiday treats is fudge.   I can make 3-4 different kinds of fudge in about an hour and I have a delicious treat that everyone enjoys!   Fudge is great because it lasts for 2-3 weeks and a small pan makes a lot of servings.  Plus I like to put out fudge whenever people come to visit as well as give it as a holiday gift.

Looking for a great fudge recipe? Try this tasty Turtle Fudge with chocolate, pecans, and a caramel layer!

This fudge is by far the best one I’ve made in the past few years.   How can you go wrong with chocolate, caramel, and pecans?  The chocolate fudge is studded with the pecans and the caramel is in the middle.   Whenever the fudge is out of the refrigerator the caramel gets soft but it doesn’t run out of the fudge.

This delicious Turtle Fudge combine chocolate pecan fudge with a layer of creamy caramel!

Biting into this fudge is pure bliss.  It’s sweet but the salted caramel in the middle helps balance it out.   The pecans add just a bit of crunch to the fudge.  It’s a delicious and pretty looking dessert that’s great on a holiday dessert tray or to give as a homemade gift.

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Love this rich and delicious Turtle Fudge with chocolate, pecans, and caramel sauce!

Turtle Fudge

A delicious chocolate fudge studded with pecans and a layer of caramel in the middle.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 3 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. caramel bits
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoons salt


  • Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with baking spray and set aside.
  • Place the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in a large saucepan. heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is melted and completely smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chopped pecans. Set aside.
  • Place the caramel bits, milk, and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until caramels are completely melted and the milk is incorporated into the caramel.
  • Pour half the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out. Pour all of the caramel on top of the fudge and smooth it out. Carefully add the remaining fudge and spread it out evenly over the caramel.
  • Put the fudge in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • Cut into 24 squares.


Recipe slightly adapted from Live Well Bake Often

Take a bite of this rich chocolate and pecan fudge with a layer of creamy caramel! This Turtle Fudge is a favorite!

Welcome to #CandyFudgeFavorites Day hosted by Jennifer from Take Two Tapas! It’s the holidays and we are celebrating the holiday tradition of making candy and fudge!

Join me and my fellow bloggers as we share our favorite holiday candy and fudge recipes today. I know you will see some old favorites and I hope you find some new ones!


  1. Turtle yum! This fudge looks so easy and amazing! Cannot wait to make it! And girl, you make a lot of cookies every holiday season!

  2. I love homemade fudge – you’re correct that it’s so perfect to make and put out or give as gifts during the holidays. This turtle version looks delicious.

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