Delicious and allergy-friendly, these simple Peanut Butter Turtles are an easy twist to a classic treat.
My kids love turtles. Especial those huge ancient sea turtles. But this recipe doesn’t actually have turtles in it.
I know you were worried about that, so I just thought I’d clarify.
When I told my kids we were going to make turtles for a special treat, they were pretty confused, though. Why on earth would we want to eat turtles for a treat, Mom? Hm… good question.
So out came the in depth explanation of what these edible turtles were.
And then the children laughed with joy and anticipation. And the mother was happy. 🙂
I’d been wanting to try my hand at turtles for a while. But the ingredients of caramel and pecans/almonds are sadly always lacking in my kitchen. Sigh. Good thing improvisation is my middle name. Well… it actually might be my third name, because chocolate is probably a more realistic middle name for me…
Anyway… If you’ve been in my place, longing for homemade turtles, but lacking pretty much all the ingredients, this recipe is for you. If you happen to have almonds and almond butter around you could surely use those. But I’m pretty cheap, so I stick with cheap ingredients like peanuts and peanut butter.
These tasty little turtles are super easy to make, and even super easier to consume rapid fire, as my husband nicely exemplified. Not that I needed his example, I was devouring them pretty quickly myself…
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- 2 T. coconut oil, softened
- 1/3 c. peanut butter
- 1 c. peanuts
- Combine coconut oil and peanut butter in a smallish bowl until smooth.
- Stir in peanuts.
- Drop tablespoonfuls (about 4-5 peanuts worth) of base onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and transfer to the freezer.
- Lick out that smallish bowl you used for the base.
- In a smallish bowl, combine coconut oil and honey.
- Carefully stir in cocoa powder, then add vanilla and salt.
- Remove base from the freezer and drizzle or coat with chocolate.
- Sprinkle with extra sea salt, if desired.
- Return to the freezer to harden.
- Store in freezer-safe container.
- Makes about 30 edible turtles.
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