Peanut Butter Pecan Turtle Candy Recipe

For peanut butter and chocolate lovers, these homemade turtles are a dream! DIY holiday gifts are fun and easy!


Peanut Butter Layer: – ½ cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter at room temperature – 1 cup powdered sugar * – 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil or melted butter, or avocado oil Chocolate Coating: – 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips ** – 2 tsp coconut oil or 1 Tbsp butter Pecan Turtles: – 60 pecan halves 5 pecans per turtle – Coarse Sea Salt optional


Parchment or wax a large baking sheet. No worries if you lack either. Avoid the paper liner—DIY turtle candies shouldn't stick.

Step 1

In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and coconut oil to make thick, moldable dough. 

Step 2

Heat cold peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds until stirable. Peanut butter and sugar are easier to mix with a stand mixer.

Step 3

Place 5 raw pecan halves in a turtle shape on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining turtle pecan clusters in a single layer. Shape 1–1.5 tablespoons of peanut butter into an oval/shell and press onto pecans. 

Step 4

Press pecans into peanut butter to secure. Return the turtle to the baking sheet. Use remaining peanut butter and pecans.

Step 5

Heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil (or butter) in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well, until melted (1–1.5 minutes).

Step 6

Chocolate doesn't need microwaved runny. Chocolate mixture should be thick and spoonable but not runny. Cool the chocolate for a few minutes to thicken.

Step 7

Melt one tablespoon of chocolate and drizzle it over peanut butter for a turtle shell. Sprinkle pecans or sea salt on the shell. Set the baking sheet in the fridge or freezer for 2 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Step 8

See Also

See Also

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