Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Arrange pecans in clusters on cookie sheets, with ample space between clusters. For the traditional "turtle" shape, put two large pecans end to end for the head and tail, with four small pecan for the legs.
Once pecans are all arranged, make the caramel. Add all honey, maple syrup, coconut oil, and water to the top of a double boiler. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
Continue to simmer, stirring frequently. As the mixture cooks, you'll notice that it first darkens in color, and begins to “pull away” from the sides of the pan. You will
likely see an increase in the volume of bubbling right before this point. Soon after, the caramel will start to lighten in color a bit, and that's when you're going to want to pay very close attention - it means you're really just about done. Cooking the caramel takes some time - usually at least 20 minutes. Caramel can be cooked more quickly in a saucepan directly on a burner, but it's a bit easier to burn it, so I suggest using the double boiler.
Heat the caramel till it reaches 245 degrees on a candy thermometer. You can also check for done-ness using the "cold water test": using a spoon, pour a drop of the mixture into a glass of cold water. Mixture should form a ball that stays together, but is still pliable. (We're going for just past the "soft ball" stage.) If mixture strings out in the water rather than forming a ball, cook for a minute or two longer and try again.
Remove caramel from the heat, and let it rest for a few minutes before spooning it carefully onto the pecan clusters. It's easiest to work with when it's begun to cool just slightly.
Once you've spooned the caramel onto all of the pecan clusters, let it set while you melt the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate in a small pan over simmering water. Once melted, spoon on top of caramel-covered pecan clusters.
For best results, let turtle candies cool undisturbed at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Store turtle candies between parchment paper in airtight containers. If the weather is warm, you may want to refrigerate them. I've stored these for up to 48 hours, and they've kept their flavor and texture perfectly. While I've heard that homemade turtle candies can be successfully stored for up to two weeks, I can't imagine having that kind of self-restraint, so we're just going to have to speculate about that one.