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No-Bake Vegan Turtle Bites

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  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bites
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These easy No-Bake Vegan Turtle Bites are made with a simple almond flour crust, a 4-ingredient caramel filling, and topped with chocolate & pecans! They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and a total crowd pleaser.


For the crust

  • 1 cup (96g) almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons (44g) maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the filling

  • ⅓ cup cashew butter or other nut butter of choice
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, optional
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans

For the chocolate

  • ½ cup dark chocolate, chips or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 12 pecans, or 1 to top each bite


  1. Prepare your pan or muffin tin – you can use a small square baking pan, a loaf tin, a mini muffin pan, or a silicone tray like I used. If using a pan, line it with parchment paper. If using a metal muffin tin, grease with oil to prevent sticking, and/or line with parchment paper. If using silicone, it should come out easily with no sticking or prep needed.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together all of the crust ingredients. Press into the prepared pan or divide it between the muffin tin cavities and press into a flat, even layer.
  3. Whisk together the filling ingredient excluding the pecans at first, until smooth, then stir in the pecans. Top the crusts with an even amount of caramel filling. Shake the pan to even out the filling. Place in the refrigerator to firm up completely, about an hour.
  4. When the filling is firm, melt the chocolate with the coconut. You can do this in the microwave in 20 second increments, stirring between each, until melted, or over the stovetop. Add enough chocolate to cover the top of each bite and top with a pecan. Place back in the refrigerator to firm up.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Keep stored in the refrigerator.