Excellent but they are a little sticky. I used a little less water the second time and I think that was better. I will consider making my own carmel next time rather than using the candies.
You can find chocolate candy coating at most craft shops. I use the Wilton's brand for my peppermint bark and it's always a big hit. It worked beautifully for this, as well. They have bags of little chocolate-flavored discs that melt nicely and evenly. You can buy different flavors, colors, etc. They usually have regular chocolate, dark, white in stock all year long.
What is candy coating chocolate? I made my own chocolate concoction and these turtles were amazing, but I can't give it 5 stars. I wish they would explain or give a substitution. I used a mixture of semi, unsweetened and bitter.... i don't know the measurements. I just added a little her and there until I had a good tasting mixture.
Delicious! The smoked sea salt really gives these a gourmet flair. Definitely worthy of a place on the Christmas candy tray!