When I think back on Christmas as a kid, making cookie trays with my best friend and her mom is one of my core memories. Every inch of counter space was occupied with some sweet creation while Christmas classics played over the radio. My friend and I were typically tasked with a recipe or two and then, of course, the decoration of the sugar cookies. Though they were called “cookie trays,” they were certainly not limited to cookies. In fact, these very Crockpot Turtles were a fan favorite, and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!
The crockpot does the heavy lifting for you here, making these treats a breeze to whip up. Just add the almond bark and chocolate chips to the crock and cook them on low until everything is fully melted. Mix in the pecans, or nuts of your choice, and cook for a couple minutes longer. Then, it’s time to assemble.
Line two muffin trays with paper cups and place a caramel square (or rolo candy) in the center of each one. Scoop that silky chocolate-nut mixture over the top, covering the entire caramel. Now, for the hard part: waiting until they set! This can be sped up by placing the trays in the fridge. Once the turtles are nice and firm, remove the paper and give one a taste. Hope your family loves this holiday treat as much as we do!
Easy Crockpot Turtles
20m prep time
1h 15m inactive
- 20 oz almond bark
- 1 (12 oz) bag semi sweet chocolate chips
- 6 oz milk chocolate chips
- 1 bag kraft caramels (the wrapped cube kind)
- 4 cups pecans
- Add almond bark (broken in pieces) and both kinds of chocolate chips to crock pot and cook on low for about 1 hour, or until melted. Mix in pecans, stir to combine, and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- Line two muffin tins with paper liners and place an unwrapped caramel or rolo candy in the center of each liner.
- Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to spoon about ¼ cup of the melted chocolate pecan mixture over each caramel.
- Allow turtles to cool until solid, this can be sped up in the fridge.
- Store turtles in an airtight container in a cool place.
Recipe adapted from Realhousemoms.com