Turtle Fudge


  • Prep Time40 mins
  • Total Time3 hrs 55 mins
  • Makes24
Turtle Fudge

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

This iconic flavour combo is irresistible. We use melted packaged caramels instead of homemade, which saves time and yields the same delicious result.


  • 450 g bittersweet chocolate, chopped, about 3 cups

  • 300-mL can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 1/2 cups toasted pecans, coarsley chopped, divided

  • 300 g chewy caramels, unwrapped (preferably Werther's)

  • 1 tbsp 35% cream

  • 1/4 tsp flaked sea salt, such as Maldon


  • LINE the bottom and sides of an 8 × 8-in. baking pan with 2 large, overlapping pieces of plastic wrap.

  • COMBINE chocolate with milk in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on medium, stirring halfway through, until chocolate is almost melted, 2 to 3 min. Remove and stir until evenly mixed and smooth. Fold in 1 cup pecans. Scrape fudge into prepared pan and press down. Cover with plastic wrap and press down to smooth. Set aside.

  • COMBINE caramels with cream in a medium saucepan over medium. Cook, stirring often, until just melted and smooth, about 7 min. Set aside to cool slightly, about 2 min. Uncover fudge and spread caramel over fudge to the edges. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans and salt. Cover pan with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Fudge keeps well, refrigerated, up to 1 week.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 259, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 29g, Fat 16g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 64mg.

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