Turtle Pretzel Candy Clusters

Servings: 24 clusters


  • 1 cup Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers
  • 24 bite sized pretzels (square or twists)
  • 12 baking caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 24 whole pecans
  • 1/3 cup Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers


  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper and set aside.
  • Melt Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers according to package directions.
  • Using a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon, scoop 1 teaspoon of melted dark melting wafers onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining melted dark melting wafers until you have 24 small circles.
  • Gently place one pretzel on top of each circle of melted candy. Chill until firm.
  • Remove from refrigerator. Place unwrapped caramels and 1 teaspoon of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until caramel is melted. Stir and allow to cool for 30 seconds.
  • Using a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, scoop 1/4 teaspoon amounts of melted caramel on top of each pretzel. Top each cluster with one whole pecan. Chill until firm.
  • Melt Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers according to package directions. Transfer to a zip top bag and cut off a very small amount of one corner of the bag, creating a piping bag.
  • Drizzle melted white wafers over the clusters. Allow to set or chill until firm. Store clusters in a cool, dry place.
  • Note: Dark and White Melting Wafers can be reversed for added fun!

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