Keto Vegan Turtle No Bake Cookies

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  • prep time

    prep time

    45 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    55 min

Keto Vegan Turtle No Bake Cookies

Toasted pecans, vegan caramel, dark chocolate: these are all the flavors of this Keto no-bake cookie recipe. The recipe is vegan, so all can enjoy it. It’s also kid-friendly! The turtle ingredients are bundled in an almond butter and coconut oil mixture and chilled in your refrigerator. What makes this recipe special is the swirl of vegan caramel sauce that goes inside each cookie, giving your dessert a sugary crunch. For storage, keep the cookies for up to 5 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. You can also keep them on a plate wrapped tightly with plastic.

What Is Turtle?

Turtle-flavored desserts are a combination of pecans, caramel, and chocolate. Usually, turtle candy uses pecans to shape the head and feet of a turtle with a chocolate and caramel body. This Keto cookie recipe takes those iconic flavors and puts them together in these perfect bite-sized no-bake cookies. You can find all sorts of turtle-flavored desserts like pies, puddings, cheesecake, and more.

Do I Have To Use Butter Extract?

Although it is not listed in the ingredients, an optional addition of butter-flavored extract is suggested to be added to the vegan caramel. You can omit this addition if you don’t want to use it. However, you may taste a little less caramel flavor in the cookie. If you don’t want to use butter extract, a drop of maple-flavored extract can be substituted.

  • Net Carbs

    1.6 g

  • Fiber

    2.8 g

  • Total Carbs

    7.2 g

  • Protein

    2.8 g

  • Fats

    16.5 g

167 cals

Keto Vegan Turtle No Bake Cookies

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  • Pecans


    2 oz

  • Almonds, sliced

    Almonds, sliced

    1 oz

  • Dark Chocolate Chips (Keto-friendly)

    Dark Chocolate Chips (Keto-friendly)

    120 chips

  • Almond butter

    Almond butter

    1 oz

  • Coconut oil

    Coconut oil

    1.25 oz

  • Water


    0.25 cup

  • Powdered Erythritol (Icing Sugar)

    Powdered Erythritol (Icing Sugar)

    1.5 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

55 min

  • Step 1

    Chop the pecans and toast them briefly in a pan on your stove. It should only take about 60 seconds or so to begin toasting. Once the pecans are toasted, add them to a small bowl with sliced almonds and chocolate chips. Gently stir the ingredients together to combine the mix. Set the bowl aside for now.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Blend almond butter and coconut oil together in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Once the mixture is blended smooth, pour the nut mixture from Step 1 into the mixing bowl. Blend the ingredients together at a low speed until combined. Fill a small pot with water and the powdered erythritol, then whisk the ingredients together over a low heat.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Optionally, add 1-2 drops of butter-flavored extract to the pot, which will help develop the caramel flavor. Heat the ingredients until the erythritol dissolves and the water is simmering. Continue simmering the water until it reduces down to a caramel sauce - about 1 ½ tablespoons. Turn your stand mixer back on at a low speed and pour the caramel sauce in slowly so it doesn’t melt the chocolate chips.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    After blending the turtle cookie batter together, transfer it to your refrigerator to set for about 20 minutes so it’s only halfway chilled. Scoop the half-chilled cookie dough into 2-tablespoon portions onto a serving plate. As you release each scoop, let the turtle mixture gently fall into a cookie shape. Return the scooped cookies to your refrigerator for another 15 minutes to finish chilling down before serving.
    Step 4