Some good chocolate turtle candy recipes include Martha Stewart's chocolate covered turtles, Taste of Home's turtle candies and Ree Drummond's pretzels turtles. Chocolate turtle candies are popular as gifts and are most suitable for holidays, but are enjoyable year round.
Martha Stewart's chocolate covered turtles are classic turtles with caramel and pecans coated in chocolate. The recipe makes everything from scratch, including the caramel and chocolate coatings. These are best served straight from the freezer because the chocolate in the recipe is not tempered. The chocolate that is on it doesn't call for an entire coating of the candy, only a small amount drizzled on top.
The Taste of Home recipe calls for less corn syrup and has a simpler caramel sauce than the one provided on Martha Stewart's website. It also uses candy coating instead of regular chocolate, which means they do not need to be frozen. They can be stored at room temperature. The recipe makes approximately four dozen turtles.
Ree Drummond's recipe takes a spin on the traditional turtle candy. In addition to pecans there are mini pretzels in the candy. This recipe calls for caramel squares instead of making it from scratch. These are put on top of the pretzels and popped in the oven until softened. The pecans are added before its fully melted so they stick and then the mixture is sank into a puddle of chocolate and allowed to harden before serving.