Salted Caramel Almond Turtles
These Salted Caramel Almond Turtles are easy to make and delicious. Top them off with a sprinkle of sea salt for a treat that everyone will love!
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make this blog possible.
Over the past year or so of blogging, I’ve come to realize one thing. I really love baking and creating new things. While I enjoy cooking and eating healthier, baking is something that I will always love.
Whenever I’ve had a bad day, I just come home and bake. It’s something I find so relaxing and a great way for me to be creative.
So when I had the opportunity to use these Salted Caramel Almonds, I was excited to get a little creative and make something with them. I actually already have a container sitting at my desk that I snack on at work. To say these almonds are addicting is an understatement because they are seriously delicious!
I wanted to create these into something that was easy, fun and tasted delicious. So I decided to play around with the caramel idea and make some turtles out of them.
You’ll start by making clusters of almonds, then top them with some caramel. Since I wanted these to be easier, I used caramel candies and a little heavy cream for the caramel in this recipe. Easy, right? Then top them off with some melted chocolate and a little sea salt.
I prefer to use a double boiler when melting the caramel candies and chocolate, but you can certainly use the microwave instead to make it a little easier. If you do use the microwave, just be sure to microwave in 15-30 second increments and stir well each time.
The sea salt on top of these is totally optional but definitely recommended. The combination of sweet and salty in these little bites are absolutely incredible!
Salted Caramel Almond Turtles
- 1 cup Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds
- 24 soft caramel candies unwrapped
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 12 ounces dark or milk chocolate roughly chopped
- Optional: Sea salt for sprinkling on top
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the Blue Diamond Salted Caramel Almonds in clusters of 5 on the baking sheet and set aside.
- Melt the caramel candies and heavy cream in a double boiler until the mixture is smooth. Drop spoonfuls of the caramel on top of each almond cluster and set aside to cool.
- While the caramel is cooling, melt the chopped chocolate in the double boiler. Once completely melted, drop spoonfuls of the chocolate on top of the caramel almond clusters. If the chocolate doesn't fall down the sides, use the back of the spoon to spread it around a bit. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
- Transfer to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to harden for about 30-45 minutes.
Turtles are one of my favorite kinds of candies! Such a great use of the salted caramel almonds, Danielle! Looks delish!
Oh, gosh YES! Salted caramel + chocolate and nuts is my EVERYTHING so I’m totally freaking out over these gorgeous turtles, Danielle! I so need to get my hands on those salted caramel almonds!
They really are the best combination! Thanks, Sarah!
These almonds are the best! Pairing them with chocolate was a great idea. I need to make these turtles!!!
These turtles look divine! Love the idea – chocolate and caramel is definitely a delicious combo! Great recipe, Danielle!
These are so cute! I love the sea salt. Adds the perfect contrast! Also – I too can relate to baking after a stressful day. It can turn a bad day into a good day for sure. Thanks for the recipe, Danielle!
Thanks, Kara! I’m glad someone can relate, it’s one of the many reasons I love baking 🙂
you can buy salted caramel almonds in America?! Yum, how delish! These little morsels look so good #need
Yes, they are sooo good! Thank you 🙂
Today I was thinking about getting back on my diet…and then these happened and I want one SOOOO bad! Turtles are my favorite candy ever! Totally drooling over here girlfriend!
They have almonds, so that makes them okay.. right? 😉 Thanks, Mariah!
Oh wow! These almond turtles look so adorable and yummy! Chocolate and caramel combo sounds incredible. Fantastic share, Danielle! 🙂
Baking is a great way to clear your mind after a bad day. These turtles are the perfect cure, they look amazing! Love those salted caramel almonds in here!
Turtles are my favorite! I love making them (and eating them!). I bet they are extra good with those salted caramel almonds!!
Love salted caramel and these look amazing! Such a cool idea! Pinned!
See, the problem is these are way too easy…. and I can make a batch and devour the whole thing in NO time! Lol. This is my kind of chocolate!
Haha, I had to give them away after I tried a couple. They are dangerously easy to make though 😉 Thanks, Ashley!
Sweet and salty is my thing — these wouldn’t last long around me! This is such a great way to use the almonds!
Baking is a great stress buster! I love pounding tings out on the counter. Very therapeutic!
These look absolutely delicious. So much better than pecan turtles!
This is the perfect dessert for me! Chocolate and caramel and crunchy and sweet and salty. Yum!
I am with you on that one…baking is so therapeutic! I actually baked this week-end and it wasn’t for the blog and it was so nice, because the food didn’t have to look good! These turtles look SO good, I love salty/sweet, and these look right up my alley!
Baking when it’s not for the blog is so nice too, you don’t have to worry about pictures or making it too pretty. Thanks, Denise!
Yum! I have not tried the salted caramel almonds yet…but I know what I’m doing with them as soon as I do! These turtles are perfection! That’s my favorite type of chocolate! Thanks for sharing, Danielle!
They’re delicious, definitely give them a try if you get a chance. Thanks, Annie! 🙂
They really are addictive, I love them. Thanks, Mary Frances!
Thanks so much, Julie!
What type of chocolate did you use, can I use chocolate chips?
Hi, Kathy! You can use any type of chocolate you prefer here, chocolate chips will work just fine.