Keto Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

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What’s your favorite holiday candy? Mine has to be turtles! Not only are they adorable but with caramel AND chocolate you just can’t go wrong. I’m switching things up just a bit today to make these Salted Caramel Turtle Candies low-carb and keto friendly.

We’re using the caramel recipe from this post. It’s buttery, it’s smooth, it’s sweet, it’s basically perfect. This is a treat that you can make in just a matter of minutes too. It will take you about the same time to devour the whole tray. Remember to share!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 candy)

1.8 grams 1 grams 1.3 grams 9.5 grams 4 grams 97 calories
Total Carbs2.8grams
Fiber1grams
Net Carbs1.8grams
Protein1.3grams
Fat9.5grams
of which Saturated4grams
Energy97kcal
Magnesium21mg (5% RDA)
Potassium70mg (4% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (5%), fat (88%)

Ingredients (makes 25 candies)

Salted Keto Caramel:
Candies:

Note: If you cannot have dairy or follow a paleo approach, use my homemade keto & paleo caramel sauce.

Instructions

  1. Start by making the caramel. In a medium sized pot combine the water and Swerve. Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer for 5-7 minutes until it turns golden and has reduced. Whisk in the butter, cream, vanilla, and salt. If it’s too thin keep simmering until it is slightly thick. Note: it will thicken as it cools as well. Keto Salted Caramel Turtle Candy
  2. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over low heat until smooth, set aside.
    Note: If using a chocolate bar, make sure to break it down to pieces to speed up melting. To prevent the chocolate from burning, melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with a cup of water over a medium heat. Once completely melted, remove from the heat and set aside to cool down. The chocolate should not be hot when you use it for coating. Keto Salted Caramel Turtle Candy
  3. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Arrange the pecan halves into groups of three. Top with a dollop of caramel, a dollop of chocolate, and a sprinkle of salt. Keto Salted Caramel Turtle Candy
  4. Chill until ready to serve. Keto Salted Caramel Turtle Candy Store in the fridge for up to a week. Keto Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

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By Lauren Lester
Creator of WickedSpatula.com

Lauren is the food photographer, recipe developer, and author behind the healthy living website Wicked Spatula.

With a focus on mindful and sustainable living she aspires to show her audience that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, complicated, or tasteless and that healthy living is all about getting in touch with yourself and your surroundings.

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Comments (8)

Is this caramel supposed to set? Mine thickened but stayed runny.  I did use Xylitol, would that make a difference or should I have cooked it longer?  The leftover caramel is great in coffee with a bit of extra cream!

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Hi Marilyn, I haven't tried this with Xylitol but it did thicken well with Erythritol and Swerve. Maybe it needed to be cooked for longer. This is another recipe that I made with erythritol-based brown sugar substitute (if you scroll down, you will see how it looks after refrigeration): Keto & Paleo Caramel Sauce

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Is there a easy way to upload these recipes into the Keto diet basic app?

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Hi Jacqueline, you can view all of the recipes that I post on my blog in the Blog tab. You can "favorite" any recipes by tapping on the heart icon.
In the fully featured KetoDiet app (or with the advanced features enabled in KetoDiet Basic), recipes can be added to the Planner and can also be found in Custom Meals > KetoDiet Blog. I hope this helps!

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There are several well respected researchers out there that warn us about using artificial sweeteners like Erythritol - they cause the body to prepare itself for handling the insult of all those carbs but of course, the approaching enemy isn't really sugar, so guess what? Added stress to regular body function which none of us need. Comments?

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Hello David, I beg to differ.  Erythritol and Swerve are natural low-carb sweeteners, they are not artificial sweeteners - that is why any discussion regarding artificial sweeteners is irrelevant. There is plenty of research supporting the health benefits of erythritol and FOS.

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I just love your recipes! I have a sweet tooth and always looking for recipes. Thank you all for sharing and the hard work you put in! In the Netherlands alot, like nuts and special flour, is expensive and I can't make it often. But hmm going to try these!

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Oh my gosh! I'm making these for Thanksgiving treats! Thank you!

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