There are a hundred recipes for chocolate turtles and this one is especially easy. The combination of rich chocolate, chewy caramel, and buttery nuts makes this candy an instant winner. Chocolate turtles were first trademarked by by Johnson's Candy Company in 1918 and have been a popular candy ever since. The original recipe contained peanuts instead of the pecans which are more common now. Your loved ones will devour these homemade chocolate turtles instantly.