Recipe developed and shot by @runningonveggies.
What You’ll Need:
10 ounces vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans
Dash sea salt
10 dates, soaked in warm water for 5-10 minutes
1/4 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons coconut oil, solid
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
What to Do:
Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
Melt vegan chocolate chips. Using a teaspoon make little circles of chocolate on the parchment paper making 8 little circles.
For each chocolate circle, place 6 pecan slices on top of the chocolate in the position for the head, legs, and tail. Fill in the remainder of the chocolate with smaller pecan pieces.
In a high-speed blender, whip up all the ingredients for the raw caramel sauce until completely smooth.
Using a teaspoon to place 1 teaspoon worth of caramel sauce in the center of the chocolate circle. Place it into the freezer for 10-15 minutes
Top the turtles with the remaining chocolate on top of the caramel. Smooth out with the back of a spoon to ensure it is evenly spread. Do it right away because the chocolate will get hard once it hits the cold caramel.
Place them back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and place the remaining chocolate in a ziplock bag. cut a tiny corner piece and then pipe lines to make it look like a turtle
Allow the turtles to fully set (either back in the freezer or if you keep them on the counter, they will harden as well).