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Chocolate Turltes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate candy, chocolate turtles, christmas candy recipe, homemade candy, homemade chocolate ice cream, keto candy, keto turtles, paleo turtles, turtle candies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 15 turtles
Calories 106 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 60 pecan Halves , plus more for garnish if desired
  • 15 smaller pecan pieces for the head
  • 1/3 cup pecan butter OR sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered monk fruit sweetener OR powdered coconut sugar for paleo (can also sub with pure / Lakanto sugar free maple syrup plus 1 tablespoon superfine almond flour to firm up the dough)
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips OR dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • sea salt , optional for garnish


  1. PREPARE YOUR BAKING PAN: Line a baking sheet with parchment parchment paper.
  2. ARRANGE YOUR PECANS: Place 4 pecan halves around the same size and arrange them into clusters. Use one smaller pecan piece for the head.

  3. MAKE YOUR CARAMEL: Combine the pecan butter with sweetener, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon and mix until smooth. If using maple syrup - be sure to add the almond flour to firm up the dough. If the mixture is too runny to form into a ball, place in the freeze for 5-10 minutes. Form into 2/3 Tbsp sized discs and place on top of pecan clusters.

  4. MELT CHOCOLATE. Melt the chocolate and oil in a double-boiler over the stove or in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring well in between. Spoon a small amount of chocolate on top of each turtle. Add a sprinkle of sea salt & garnish with a pecan, if desired. Allow the chocolate to set up – you can place the pan in the fridge or freezer to speed things up.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Turltes
Amount Per Serving (1 turtle candy)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
* 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.