Line two baking sheets or large platters with parchment paper.
Make small piles of pretzels.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the caramels, half of the cream (reserve the remainder), and heat on high power to melt (It will probably take about 3 to 4 minutes total, but you must stop and stir the mixture every 30 seconds so you don't burn it).
If the mixture seems thick and needs more cream, add the remaining amount.
Add about 1 tablespoon caramel to the top of each pretzel; set aside.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add 8 ounces chocolate and heat to melt, about 1 minute on high power; Heat in 15-second increments until chocolate can be stirred smooth.
Add about 2 tablespoons chocolate to the top of each pretzel cluster by dolloping it on top and letting it fall down the sides.
Optionally add a pinch of sea salt to each Turtle.
Allow Turtles to firm up at room temp (will take many hours) or in the fridge or freezer (about 15 minutes) before serving.
Turtles will keep airtight at room temperature for weeks, or in the fridge or freezer for many months.