I came up with a shortcut homemade version that take you precisely 10 minutes.
Raw Vegan Gluten-Free 3-Ingredient, 10-Minute Chocolate “Turtles”
1/3 c pecans (walnuts will do in a pinch)
1/2 c melted chocolate (i.e. 2 Full-Size Squares of Melted Baker’s Brand Chocolate because it’s dairy-free, or melt 1/2 c Chocolate Chips, or a Cocoa Powder/Agave/Coconut Oil Mix)
1/8 to 1/4 c agave + pinch of salt. Freeze this mixture to create your raw vegan caramel sauce. Or, use your favorite Caramel Sauce or Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Yields: 4 Turtles. Intentionally a very small recipe, feel free to mass-produce.
First, melt your chocolate (Raw Foodies, use whatever ratios of raw cocoa powder, agave, & coconut oil suits you to keep it raw). I use the 45 seconds in the microwave trick and melted about 1/4 c worth, which is 1 Baker’s Chocolate Full-Sized Square. (You’ll melt the other square later).
Take the 1/3 c pecans & Divide into 4 Piles on parchment paper or wax paper for easy removal & Pour the melted Chocolate over the Nut Piles. Try to distribute it evenly.
Next, Pour the Caramel Sauce of your choice over the Chocolate-ized Nut Piles
I love Caramel so I was not shy about going heavy-handed.
Pour Chocolate over the Top. I melted up 1 more square now.
Transfer to the Freezer or Fridge to allow for hardening.
In a half hour or less, look at how chilly & yummy that Vegan Turtle looks!
The Underside of the Raw Vegan Turtle
And the side view