Turtle Fudge

Turtle anything is a favorite of my family’s around the holidays. I mean, what is not to love about chocolate, caramel and pecans?!

My family is chock full chocolate addicts and what better way to indulge than in some rich and creamy fudge?!

This Turtle fudge is packed with chocolate, caramel and pecans! It is smooth and creamy, ooey gooey with just the right amount of crunch from the nuts!

I just discovered Peter’s Caramel within the last year and I can’t recommend it enough! I have seen it at most kitchen specialty stores. I buy it in the 5 lb block and actually grab a couple of them at a time. It is one thing I don’t want to run out of no matter the season. It melts so nicely- although I do add just a little bit of evaporated milk to help it keep a gooey consistency.

Fudge is such a delicious neighborhood gift idea and perfect during the holiday season!

Turtle Fudge from chef-in-training.com ...This fudge is packed with chocolate, caramel and pecans! It is smooth and creamy, ooey gooey with just the right amount of crunch from the nuts!

4.7 from 6 reviews
Turtle Fudge
  • 14 oz caramel, I used Peter's caramel block but you can use Kraft caramels and prepare it with evaporated milk as directed on package.
  • 1 Tablespoon evaporated milk
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ cups chopped pecans
  1. Grease a 8x8 baking dish.
  2. Melt caramel and evaporated milk together in a microwave safe bowl, or according to package directions. Set aside.
  3. On stove top over medium heat, combine chocolate chips, sweetened conduced milk and salt. Heat until chocolate is melted stirring consistently.
  4. Stir in pecans and vanilla.
  5. Pour half of the fudge mixture in the pan.
  6. Pour the caramel over the fudge.
  7. Pour remaining half of fudge over the caramel, swirl gently with a knife.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until set.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love Turtles and this fudge would be dangerous to have around! Wow...so decadent and perfect :) Pinned!

  2. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife

    Turtles are my favorite thing to make for the holidays because they are such an easy gift! I think I'll be making Turtle Fudge this year instead - I can't take my eyes off it!

  3. Mir

    Love the thickness of this! It's the perfect texture and so deadly for caramel lovers!

  4. Brenda

    i have some caramel chips from Kraft...do you think this will work?
    I want to try this as soon as I get over this flu..

  5. Parri

    Sounds mouthwatering! Do you have any suggestions for the excess evaporated milk? I don't use it for anything but recipes

    1. Bitty

      you can get an ice cube tray if you don't have one and put 1, 2 or 3 tablespoons into each cube, freeze overnight, the next day put all the cubes in a ziploc bag and then into a small tupaware box, that you label and date, they will be good for a year, and you can pop out as much or as little as you need, I also do this with tomato paste which so many recopies call for just a couple table spoons of, and I'm like.. uh, it comes in an 6 oz can so I came up with this method. I do it with fish/crawfish stock I make by boiling the tail shells and a bit of the fat and a few heads, then simmer down 2 quarts to about 2 cups, pour in ice trays etc, each 2 cubes makes 1 cup of stock. also great for beef fat, vegetable stock concentrate and so on.

  6. Rachel Wendling

    Could the pecans be left out? I bake for several people with nut allergies and would love to try this!

    1. Chef in Training

      yep, you can totally omit the pecans :)

    2. Deborah Gonzales


      Of course you can leave out the nuts. It then becomes caramel-chocolate fudge.

  7. unza

    We don't get packaged caramel here..pls tell a simple alternative or proportions to make it at home for 14oz needed in fudge

  8. Vicki Case


    Chocolate and caramel! Yummy.

  9. patty


    This looked wonderful so I pinned and just made it. There wasn't enough chocolate to do half first so I had to put in for one layer. My pan was 8 1/2 sq. The Caramel mixture started to harden so I had to reheat in microwave to be able to pour. I poured on top of chocolate and topped with crushed pecans. I will make another batch for the office party but with more chocolate. That should take care of the leftover sweeten milk. Thank you for posting your recipe.

  10. barbara morgan

    My first grandson (grsndchild) is nicknamed turtle man! We love anything turtle!

  11. Sue Anderson

    I made this today, 12-12-2014 and it was stickly and soft but tasted great. I followed the recipe except when I started making it I noticed I had low fat condensed milk. Could this have made a difference.

  12. Esha

    Hi! This looks so yummy I want to make it for Christmas...How long do it take to set? Can I make it in the afternoon and have it set for dessert?

  13. Carol Ross


    I love caramel and this sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try it.

  14. Bonnie

    There is nothing on the package of Kraft caramels that tells me how much evaporated milk should be added when melting for this fudge. Can you tell me?

    1. nancy baker

      how much milk do i put in with the carmels ? It doesnt tell me on the back of the bag

  15. Cindy Harrell

    Where do you get Peters caramel. Looks good.Thanks for sharing.

    1. Diane Miller


  16. Andrea


    I saw this recipe on Facebook shared it with my mother she said she wanted it for her birthday so that is what she got. She loved it said it is one of the best tasting fudge recipes she has ever had, this coming from a woman who just turned 65 and has been baking and cooking for 60+ years who has made fudge every year at least 2 or 3 batches at Christmas time in my 42 years of life so that should say a lot.

  17. Kristine kwiatkowski

    i can hardly wait to try this wonderful looking fudge. I am going to make it for Christmas ( or before lol )!!!!!

  18. Candyce Reed


    If I use Kraft Caramels do I use the evaporated milk just to melt the caramels or in place of the condensed milk?

  19. Deb

    Can you freeze this turtle fudge?