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!
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 candy)
|of which Saturated||4||grams|
|Magnesium||21||mg (5% RDA)|
|Potassium||70||mg (4% EMR)|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (5%), fat (88%)
Ingredients (makes 25 candies)
Salted Keto Caramel:
Note: If you cannot have dairy or follow a paleo approach, use my homemade keto & paleo caramel sauce.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Store in the fridge for up to a week.
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