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Fudgy Turtle Pie

Turtle pie is a truly decadent dessert recipe everyone needs. We love to mix chocolate, caramel and crunchy candy bits in a pie that’s ooey-gooey fabulous. —Dolores Vaccaro, Pueblo, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 55 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (32 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 20 caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 4 Snickers candy bars (1.86 ounces each), chopped
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Caramel ice cream topping, optional
  • Additional chopped Snickers candy bars, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of a greased 9-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine caramels and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until caramels are melted. Stir in pecans. Remove from heat; pour into crust. Top with chopped Snickers candy.
  • For topping, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Pour and spread, if necessary, over top. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.
  • If desired, drizzle ice cream topping over individual pieces and top with additional chopped candy.

Fudgy Turtle Pie Tips

Why do they call it turtle pie?

This pie is a fun spin on turtle candies, which are so named because the combination of chocolate and caramel topped with a pecan half resembles the shell of a turtle.

How long does turtle pie last in the fridge?

Turtle pie will last 3-4 days in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.

What other turtle dessert recipes can I try?

There are many other turtle desserts you can try, including cookie cups, a tart, cheesecake and brownies. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

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