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Gluten Free Turtle Brownies

These Paleo Gluten Free Turtle Brownies taste completely indulgent, while being secretly healthy! This brownie recipe is so easy to make and has all your favorite flavors of Turtles. They'll melt in your mouth, and are perfect for any fudgy brownie fans!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best brownie recipe, easy brownie recipe, gluten free brownie recipe, gluten free brownies, gluten free desserts, paleo brownie recipe, turtle brownie recipe, turtle desserts
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 231 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped (use paleo-friendly if necessary)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2/3 cup organic coconut sugar looks like brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons almond flour)
  • pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips use paleo friendly if necessary

Date Caramel Sauce ( or use 3/4 cups of your favorite salted caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8" square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang for easier removal.
  2. In a large heat-safe bowl, heat chocolate and coconut oil on high power in microwave in 30-second increments until melted, stirring in between.
  3. Whisk in coconut sugar until smooth then beat in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Whisk in baking powder, cocoa powder and slowly fold in the flour until just combined.
  4. Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan and set aside other half. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, make the date caramel sauce: Place dates, coconut oil and water in a small pot over medium heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for a few minutes until dates are soft while stirring and mashing down with a fork. Remove from heat and use a hand blender to blend until smooth (alternatively place in a blender to blend). Add cinnamon and enough milk to blend until the consistency of caramel sauce.
  6. After 15 minutes, remove brownies from oven and lightly spread 1/3-1/2 cup caramel sauce (reserving some for topping) then sprinkle in 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Top with remaining brownie batter, smoothing top with offset spatula. Evenly sprinkle with chocolate chips and remaining pecans
  7. Return to oven and bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until center has just set and no longer jiggly. Remove from oven and allow brownies to cool completely before cutting. You can refrigerate or freeze the pan to cool faster.
  8. Cut into equal squares with a very sharp knife. Drizzle with reserved caramel sauce, if desired.
  9. Brownies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Turtle Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.