1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees, then line a cookie sheet with greased aluminum foil. For each turtle, arrange 3 pecan halves in a “Y” shape on the foil. Set a caramel atop the Y so that none of it rests on the foil.
2. Bake just until the candy melts (about 10 minutes). Now melt the butter and chocolate together in a double boiler or microwave. Spread the chocolate over the turtles, leaving the pecan ends uncovered. Chill just until the chocolate firms up, about 30 minutes. Makes 12 turtles.