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vegan turtle

Vegan Turtles

These 4-ingredient vegan turtles couldn't be simpler to make and are perfect for a holiday treat or pre-workout snack.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • Food processor or high-speed blender.


  • 1 lb soft medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12-16 pecan or walnut halves
  • 2/3 cup dairy-free 85% dark (or similar) chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


  • Pulse dates in a food processor or high-quality blender for 20-40 seconds, until it begins to develop a ball.
  • Scrape sides with a rubber spatula and let cool in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  • Create a double boiler on your stove to melt the chocolate.
  • Once melted, scoop 1/2-1 tbsp worth of dates to form somewhat of a ball and press one walnut into the top.
  • Place wax paper over a small cookie sheet or plate.
  • Dip into chocolate and with a small rubber spatula or spoon, ensure chocolate coats the entire date mixture.
  • Place each on wax paper and once all are coated in chocolate, let sit in refrigerator for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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