No Bake Turtle Cookies

These "No Bake Turtle Cookies" are the perfect chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies topped with thick caramel, pecans and a drizzle of chocolate. This cookie recipe takes no bake cookies to a whole new level.

These no bake turtle cookies are crunchy, chewy, chocolatey caramel perfection, and the best thing is they are way too easy to make! Itís important for this recipe that you use a dulce de leche or very, very thick caramel, like the caramel recipe on the site. If you use a premade caramel sauce, it will slide off and be very messy. When youíre forming the no bake turtle cookies, you ideally want them pretty flat so that they are easy to spread with caramel and the pecan wonít slide off the top. If you have time to make a slight indentation before the cookies firm up, thatís a good idea. Remove the label from one or more cans of sweetened condensed milk and place in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for three hours, making sure the can is completely covered with water the entire time. Remove from the water and let cool completely before using. Make sure the cookie base sets nice and firm so that it won't be a complete mess in your hands. For this recipe quick oats were used, large oats won't change the recipe much except that you will have even more texture in your cookies.

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation made from cacao seeds, roasted and ground. It is often flavored with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods. Cacao has been cultivated by many cultures for at least three millennia in Mesoamerica. The earliest evidence of chocolate can be traced to the Mokaya (Mexico and Guatemala), with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BC. In fact, the majority of Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Maya and Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolāt. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste and must be fermented to develop the flavor. Chocolate is a popular treat eaten in a variety of mostly sweet desserts. Some of the things you will find chocolate include candy making, chocolate chips, chocolate beverages (hot chocolate), chocolate covered almonds, truffles, cookies, puddings, fudge, cereals, ganache, cheesecake, chocolates with various fillings, cakes, granola bars, lollipops and candies.

In a 100 gram amount, pecans provide 691 calories and over 100% of the Daily Value for total fat. Pecans are a rich source of dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus , zinc and thiamin. Pecans are also a good source of protein, iron and B vitamins. Their fat content is made up mainly of the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid and the polyunsaturated fat, linoleic acid.

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