Slow Cooker Chocolate Turtles are the easiest turtle chocolate candy you’ll ever make! Serve them at your holiday party or package some up as gifts!
I’ve loved chocolate turtle candies ever since I was a little girl. They’d always appear at my house around Christmas when store-bought boxes of turtles would show up and be set out on the dessert table. I would sneak them all night long. I couldn’t get enough! Now that I’ve grown up, I still get turtle candy cravings and I’ve been trying to figure out how to make chocolate turtles at home ever since. I’ve made a few different recipes and while they turned out okay, they were pretty involved. Not nearly easy enough for what I wanted, but today that all changes! These Slow Cooker Chocolate Turtles are crazy easy to make and SO good!
SLOW COOKER CHOCOLATE TURTLES
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This chocolate turtle recipe starts out in the slow cooker. All the chocolate gets melted together and then you mix in the nuts. Simple enough, right?! But the real key to keeping this candy uncomplicated is using Rolos for the center of the turtles. No cooking caramel from scratch and hoping you did it just right. Once the chocolate and nut mixture is ready, it gets spooned over the Rolos and then you just allow the chocolate to set up. The caramel center is soft and there’s this fabulous sweet, salty, chocolatey flavor in every bite. So so good and crazy easy to make. I’ve even been known to make these turtles in the spring or summer to get my flavor fix.
This recipe makes a big batch, which is probably a good thing since I could eat these homemade chocolate turtles all day long. For the holidays, I usually end up making two batches of these turtles. One for my family and our holiday party and the other to put on our Christmas cookie plates. I know turtle chocolate candy isn’t a cookie, but it’s my favorite holiday treat and I love sharing them with everyone. You can serve them with or without sprinkles. My boys love adding sprinkles. I know you’ll love these Slow Cooker Chocolate Turtles as much as I do!
Want more easy holiday treat recipes?
- Crock Pot Salty Sweet Candy
- Tiger Butter Fudge
- Peppermint Truffle Bark
- Pretzel Turtles
- Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- More dessert recipes…
Tools used to make this Slow Cooker Chocolate Turtles recipe
Slow Cooker: I love this crock pot! The lid is very secure and I can pack it up and take it on the go if I’m heading to a potluck. This slow cooker is a workhorse in my kitchen and has worked great for years!
Baking Sheet: A nice big baking sheet is a must have for any kitchen. This half pan sheet is large than a regular cookie and works great for anything you’re baking.
Silicone Mat: I use a silicone mat on my baking sheet practically everytime I bake. The mat makes for easy cleanup and my foods don’t stick to the pan.
Cookie Scoop: Cookie scoops are my favorite way to portion dough and batter when I’m baking. This set has 3 different sizes so I get the right amount in each scoop.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Turtles
- 4 cups pecans chopped
- 2 pounds almond bark
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6- ounce chocolate baking bar
- 24 ounce packages Rolo candies unwrapped
- Sprinkles optional
Place pecans, almond bark, chocolate chips, and chocolate baking bar in a crock pot that is set to LOW.
Heat candy for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until melted. Uncover and stir the chocolate mixture until evenly combined.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Lay Rolos on the prepared baking sheets 2-inches apart.
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the chocolate pecan mixture from the slow cooker. Place the chocolate on top of the Rolo. Repeat until all the Rolos are covered.
If desired, top each candy with sprinkles. Allow the chocolate turtles to cool until hardened.
If you don't have a cookie scoop, you can use a heaping1 tablespoon measuring spoon portion of the chocolate mixture. I highly recommend a cookie scoop though, it's SO much easier to use.
If you want more caramel in each bite, you can substitute caramels in place of the Rolos.
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