Overview

This is my version of a raw turtles toffee recipe. Chewy, candy delights!
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  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 hours 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    14 servings
  • Yield

    25 bite-sized nuggets
  • Shelf Life

    1 week in ziploc in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Add pecans to food processor. Process until quite small - resembling coarse flour.
  • 2. Add dates. Process until well combined and you can't even see the dates any more.
  • 3. Break a perfectly ripe banana (not too hard and not too soft) into chunks and add to food processor mixture. Process again until banana is well combined.  
  • 4. Spread mixture onto parchment paper. Dehydrate in your dehydrator for approximately 8 hours.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

 Enjoy this raw turtles recipe batter ooeh and gooey straight out of the food processor for a super sugary, caramel style nut fudge. Or spread onto a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate for caramel candies.

 The flavor of my raw turtles recipe is super sweet pecan pie with a subtle hint of banana flavor.

The only downside to this mixture is that it's super sticky and can be a bit of a pain to wash from the food processor.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.

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How would one add chocolate to this, and what sort?

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I made the raw brownie and topped it with the turtle and sprinkled coconut over the top. Sort of like one of those layer dessert bars! To die for!

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Genius, Kesh!

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Is Turtle an traditional dish in Canada? Never heard of it in the Uk

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Hey Jacqui! Yes, it's a chocolate candy with caramel and nuts - popular around Christmas here in Canada :)

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These are sooo good. I only made half the recipe because I'm the only one eating it. And it will take me a while to finish these.
Thank you Laura

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Hi Donna,

Glad you enjoyed!

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I made the raw brownie and topped it with the turtle and sprinkled coconut over the top. Sort of like one of those layer dessert bars! To die for!

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Genius, Kesh!

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How would one add chocolate to this, and what sort?

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Delicious ! This is the second -and not last- time I make this recipe. I fond a little vanilla, sea salt and cocoa nibs are a nice addition. Thank you so much !

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Hi Manon, glad to be providing inspiration for you!

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this sounds delicious in combination with your cheesecake recipe. A truly decadent turtle cheesecake, can't wait to make it!

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Hi Lourdes, I like the way you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Brooke recently asked me if raw peanuts could be used in this recipe. I never use raw peanuts! In my opinion, truly raw peanuts taste awful.

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You don't finger lick your food processor clean...lol!! I'm laughing now but I do it on every occasion(daily) Can't wait to make these...when you freeze tho they aren't solid are they??

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No, they are not solid when frozen. They become kind of a weird chewy texture

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Does this refrigerate well? If so, for how long?

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Not very long I'm afraid - best to make a 1/2 batch instead

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I've loved all of your recipes I've tried so far but I was wondering if you could suggest a replacement for the banana. I can't eat them.

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no easy substition comes to mind for the banana in this recipe :(

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Sub banana with guacamole??

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with avocado, yes, that's a good idea Joy! and would need more sweetener also, since banana is much sweeter than avocado

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by chance do you know the nutritional value

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No sorry I do not have the nutritional value for this recipe. However, it shouldn't be too hard to calculate since it is only three ingredients. Try a free online calculator - like fitday etc

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woohoo!! I now have nutritional data on every recipe ---!!!!!!!

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I have to say, these are incredible!!

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Corrie :)

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What is the Thai Larb Recipe mentioned above?

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I am trying to eat raw but finding it daunting as I am such a meat lover.. but have enjoyed those recipes that I have tried. However, how do you manage to not GAIN weight as the calories seems so high with all those nuts and one salad recipe had a whole avocado per person. I know it is all healthy fats but i fear I will put on pounds with all those calories. How do you explain this?
. I would normally eat a piece of baked chicken, fish or lean beef with lots of salad and/ cooked veggies..gets boring. However, I would think all the nuts, avocados and oils, which i love, would have more calories and I would gain weight..

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Hi Stephanie, it is all about balance. And for me I do not eat heavy nut-based stuff for every meal. Trick is to get really in tune with your body.  Sometimes if I eat a lot of heavy stuff for a day or two I might start to feel a bit "heavy" - not so much weight wise but just a feeling that I need to eat some lighter foods. Basically sometimes my body is like GIMME SOME NUTS OR AVOCADOS and other times my body is like GET THOSE NUTS AWAY FROM ME. It's not really an intellectual diet related thing, it's somehow my body communicating to me how I feel. Does this sound too hippy-dippy?

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This was delicious! I plan to put a spoonful into my oatmeal tomorrow morning. Thank you for sharing. :)

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My pleasure! Glad you like, Cat. :)

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This looks amazing!...I am inspired to make a turtle brownie. Use your recipe for the brownie and then top that with the turtle mixture and then top that with the chocolate frosting recipe...total Raw Decadence <3...thanks for the inspiration to get creative ;D

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I love it when my inspirations inspire you, Lizzy!

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I used walnuts and had to add some water, so it turned out more of a pudding than a gooey turtle, but it was delicious anyways! Thanks for the inspiration!

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That works Josh! Lol

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My first day on a raw food diet, I made thai Larb Zucchini and this as the desert. One of the best meals of my life and quite possibly the best meal I've ever made. Jaw dropping awesome.

By chance our food processor didn't quite get everything fully mixed and some of the pecan+dates crumb mixture stuck to the bottom and didn't get mixed with the banana too well, when I scooped it out it made this great crumbly topping. I'd recommend leaving some of this mix off to the side and sprinkling it on. Makes for an extra level of texture awesomeness.

THANK YOU!

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Hey Jason I love your idea of holding some back and adding it at the end for texture!

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Hi, your recipes looks great, i would love to try them. But I dont own a food processor.
I was wondering if I buy a mini one (500ml bowl) if that's too small or would it be ok for most of your really cool raw recipes? thanks!

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Do not buy a mini - too small! Get at least a 6 cup

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My mistake was using soaked pecans (instead of soaking and then dehydrating), so the dates didn't have anything dry to cling to. It was all a mushy runny mess, so I improvised and threw in some chopped raw almonds to give them a bit of texture, then put it all in a 9x13 pan topped with your amazing easy delicious raw chocolate recipe. I have them in the freezer and they are great just to slice off a little piece when we are craving sweets. AWESOME! Thank you!

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also...dates are on my food sensitivity list as a +1. Should I replace them? I don't know if they bother me! If so, what should I replace them with?

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Can you have raisins? I'd try golden raisins personally. The dates add sweetness, and raisins are sweet. :)

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hmmmmmm not sure if it would work but you could try prunes. NEVER tried this myself so.... if it sucks don't blame me hehe

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This seems amazing, I want to try it soon. AFter my reboot. Can u tell me how specific I need to be when buying my nuts? I was told NOT to buy them from Wal-Mart. I only have one other option. How important is it?

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most important is to get untoasted, unsalted. Doesn't really matter where you get them.

Be aware that most nuts aren't "truly raw" unless you get them from specialty stores. Most nuts have been heated above 105 degrees even if package says raw, 

For most newbies just start out with "unsalted" and "untoasted" or "raw" (but probably not truly raw) as a good place to start

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Mmmm! I just made these with a pear (because bananas are on my possibly bad list due to their link to latex and avocados). After they were frozen, I whipped up the chocolates recipe you listed here: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-chocolates-recipe and coated the turtles with it after it had thickened up a bit. If you want to top them with a pecan, top them RIGHT AWAY because the chocolate hardens up fast. SO GOOD.

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Sounds yummy Kristen. Thanks for sharing!

Can you explain latex avacado thing? never heard of that before

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"Curiously, certain fruits such as bananas, chestnuts, kiwi fruit, avocado and tomato13 show cross-reactivity, perhaps because of resemblance to a latex protein component. These foods have been responsible for anaphylactic reactions in latex-sensitive persons, while many other foods, including figs, apples, celery, melons, potatoes, papayas and pitted fruits, such as cherries and peaches, have caused progressive symptoms beginning with oral itching.14 Persons with a history of reactions to these foods are at increased risk of developing latex allergy, and those who are sensitive to latex should avoid foods to which they have had previous reactions. While food cross-reactions remain an evolving area of knowledge, it is clear that the elimination of all of these foods would cause significant dietary restriction and is therefore not recommended categorically for latex-allergic persons."

From here: http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p93.html

I've been hyper-aware of any issues ever since my latex "sensitivity" developed. I later found that eating avocado made me VIOLENTLY ill (when at first it just caused some indigestion).

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Hi Laura, I am so glad I found your website! I have recently doing some soul searching about food and how it effects my health. Have been doing the Paleo thing for a few months and am now considering going mostly or completely raw. Many raw food recipes seem too fussy and "gimmicky" to me, but I have been looking through your website and you make it so simple and delicious looking! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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Hi Kristin,

Glad to have you here :) If you try any recipes do let me know what you think. Love your site!

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I just made this recipe! It isn't as pretty-looking as yours, but definitely delicious and unbelievably easy!

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Yummy yet again! All your recipes are delicious!

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When I made this one I thought it was definitely a keeper because it was just so simple. Glad you like it too Otillie :)

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I just found your website a couple days ago, and when I saw this recipe I couldn't wait to try it! I made it this morning and it was SO good! I froze half the recipe and ate the other half for breakfast! I think I'm going to make a chocolate sauce to put on the frozen ones to eat for tomorrow's breakfast!!!

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Glad you liked it Ronni!

Enjoy your frozen bits :) Let me know what you think of them

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This is good! I just made a fourth of it. I put little scoops of it on wax paper and put them in the freezer. Then I made up a batch of the 1 minute fudge and coated the balls - the first one did best. Something about me trying to roll the partially frozen ball in the fudge made it do something weird. And I ended up having to smear the fudge on the balls anyways. So now the coated balls are in the freezer, think I am going to stick a pecan in each one to give it something crunchy. All in all, I am very excited! Thanks for those recipes.

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Just realized my post may seem confusing - the 'it' that went weird was the 1 minute fudge. I am guessing temperature change and coconut oil? But it is still good together.

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That sounds yummy!

I agree that the 1-minute fudge probably would be difficult to work with as far as chocolatey coating... I will work on a better choc substitute.

Thanks for posting your ideas, Hope. You're inspiring me to do more with chocolate

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Perhaps roll the sticky balls in raw carob for a chocolate hit. Would stop them from sticking together too :)

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This recipe is sounding better with each add on.... Thanks for ideas Cat

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tried this recipe with a little unsweetened grated coconut added. Great

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Nice addition idea Red

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Can i use pecans that are already chopped ?

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This is absolutely delicious! I could only make a half batch because I was running low on pecans. I will definitely be making this again.

Thanks for another easy yet amazing recipe!

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I think half a batch is plenty - especially because it's so sweet.

I am glad you liked. It is an easy one!

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