Easy Turtles

Last week, my mother suggested to me that I get some turtles candies for my grandmother this holiday season. Mmmm, turtles! I loves me some chocolate and caramel.

Seeing as I’m on Christmas break (and have waaaaaay too much time on my hands!), I thought, why not try to make my own turtles? Coming up with no good reasons, I took a stab at it.

* whips out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle weapons *

Well, not really. But these were super easy to make and super delicious. I used walnuts, because I didn’t have any pecans on hand, but I will be making future batches with pecans. Yum!

Easy Vegan Turtles

Easy Vegan Turtles

Easy Vegan Turtles

by Shelly

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 30

Keywords: chill sweets vegetarian vegan chocolate nuts

Ingredients (12 turtles)

  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla soymilk
  • 3/4 – 1 cup sweet or semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips (or 4 oz. vegan baking chocolate)
  • 2 cups pecan halves or walnut pieces


Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment and make room in the fridge.

In a small saucepan, melt Earth Balance over medium-low heat and add brown sugar one tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly. Add 1 tbsp of soymilk to help dissolve the sugar, if necessary. Continue to add brown sugar until the mixture looks like caramel.

Remove from heat. Allow to cool. (Place your caramel mixture briefly in the fridge or freezer if you can. This will help thicken it).

Melt chocolate, either in the microwave (stirring every 15-30 seconds until smooth) or in a double boiler.

On the lined baking sheet, make little clumps of a few pecans or walnuts.

Spoon a bit of melted chocolate onto each clump of nuts. Then, spoon some caramel onto each. Lastly, spoon one more coat of chocolate on top.

Transfer to the fridge to firm up, about 30 minutes.

Store in the refrigerator.

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