Super Easy, Gluten Free Chocolate Turtle Recipe

By Lianne Raymond, Photography Sarah Barnes

Seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate turtles?

It has been a guilty pleasure of mine since I was introduced to this sweet treat as a young girl. I remember devouring boxes during the holiday season.

Now there is a way to enjoy this amazing chocolate covered turtle goodness guilt-free. Check out Christal’s rendition of the popular treat. It’s delicious, and can even be part of a clean eating diet.

The best part: It’s super easy. I’m not one for over-complicated dessert recipes so trust me on this one.
All you need is 3 ingredients: Dates, pecans, and pure dark chocolate.



Super Easy, Gluten Free Chocolate Turtle Recipe

From the Kitchen Of Blue Osa
Gluten free, fat free, sugar free, carb free

Here’s exactly what you need

  • 3½ oz dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa, preferably unsweetened or with unrefined sweetener)
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 oz pecan halves or almonds (we chose sliced almonds)


    • Process dates in a food processor until they become a sticky and very thick jam-like consistency.


    • Roll the processed dates into 15 small balls, place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
    • Press 3 pecan halves into the date balls.


    • Heat a small saucepan over low heat, add in dark chocolate and slowly melt into a sauce.


    • Pour a small amount of sauce over each date/pecan ball.


    • Place in the fridge to set for at least 10 minutes – the chocolate will harden and hold everything together.
  • Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Turtles

Let us know if you try this recipe out!

About The Writer

Lianne Raymond

Lianne Raymond is a digital media editor and yogini with a great curiosity about the world and passion for storytelling. Her love of yoga, coffee and sunshine led her to Costa Rica where she volunteered at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa.

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About the Photographer

Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes is a level 200 Registered Yoga Teacher, photographer, writer/blogger, communications professional and owner of Modern Warrior Yoga . She recently left her job as the lead spokesperson for Sherwin Alumina Company to explore the world and is currently volunteering at Blue Osa as a blogger, photographer and yoga instructor.

Creative Turtle Director

Azahar Aguilar



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