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Mini Vegan Chocolate Turtles

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 14-15 turtles 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Easy mini vegan chocolate turtles! 


  • 1 cup of dates, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (more if needed)
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips (or any dark chocolate)
  • Sea salt


  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. After soaking the dates, drain and remove pits and add to a food processor with almond butter, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt. Process until smooth and well combined.
  3. Form the caramel into mini patties, about 1 tsp in size. It helps to wet your hands so the caramel doesn’t stick to you.
  4. Dip one side of the caramel patties into the chopped pecans, then place on the lightly greased baking dish. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. Line another small baking sheet with parchment paper. On the stovetop on low heat, melt the chocolate until very smooth. Dip each side of the turtles in the chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt and set on the parchment paper. Allow chocolate to harden and store in the freezer.