Peanut Butter Turtles

Delicious and allergy-friendly, these simple Peanut Butter Turtles are an easy twist to a classic treat.
Peanut Butter Turtles| grain, gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comMy 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. 🙂

Peanut Butter Turtles| grain, gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comI’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…Peanut Butter Turtles| grain, gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.com

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.

Peanut Butter Turtles| grain, gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.com

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…

Peanut Butter Turtles| grain, gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.com

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Peanut Butter Turtles
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
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Base
  1. 2 T. coconut oil, softened
  2. 1/3 c. peanut butter
  3. 1 c. peanuts
Coating
  1. 4-5 T. honey
  2. 1/4 c. coconut oil, softened
  3. 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 t. vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
  5. dash o' sea salt
Base Instructions
  1. Combine coconut oil and peanut butter in a smallish bowl until smooth.
  2. Stir in peanuts.
  3. Drop tablespoonfuls (about 4-5 peanuts worth) of base onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and transfer to the freezer.
Coating Instructions
  1. Lick out that smallish bowl you used for the base.
  2. In a smallish bowl, combine coconut oil and honey.
  3. Carefully stir in cocoa powder, then add vanilla and salt.
  4. Remove base from the freezer and drizzle or coat with chocolate.
  5. Sprinkle with extra sea salt, if desired.
  6. Return to the freezer to harden.
  7. Store in freezer-safe container.
Notes
  1. Makes about 30 edible turtles.
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53 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Turtles

  1. Wow do those look amazing! I am not a huge peanut fan, but I can envision making these with cashews and either peanut butter or almond butter, and them being super yummy. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Yeah, I’m sure pretty much any nut mixed with any nut butter would taste good covered in chocolate. 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Amanda!

  2. How funny! I’m actually sharing a recipe very similar to this on Friday. Yours is a little different because you use peanuts and I just use peanut butter. This is a great recipe for diabetics. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

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  4. these look amazing and I love the simple ingredients! I am pinning this one for later, thank you so much for sharing on the #SHINEbloghop this week! 🙂

  5. They look so good. Peanut butter treats get me every time. I’m glad they weren’t real turtles…not that I was really worried. LOL. I have a slight obsession with sea turtles. They’re so majestic. Thanks for linking up with us at Foodie Fridays!!

  6. Your Peanut Butter Turtles look amazing! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. These turtles are beautiful and I can only guess at how amazing they are. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe with us this week at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again this week. I’m sure you’ll be cooking up something delicious!
    Blessings,
    Shari

    1. I keep mine in the freezer because I live down south where it’s always hot. 🙂 You could try keeping them in the fridge, if you want.

  8. Hi Raia,
    These peanut butter turtles are ‘pure joy’! And they look like turtles too. So cute! I love the flavor combination of peanuts and chocolate! Thank you so much for sharing your healthy and delectable Peanut Butter Turtles with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing!