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Turtle Wonton Kisses – Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cookies

Change the way you make traditional turtle candies with caramel, chocolate, and pecans, and wrap them up as edible gifts.  These Turtle Wonton Kisses are the perfect way to spread joy and share the holidays!

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Caramel Chocolate Turtles

Can I just say that baking cookies has me in the holiday spirit full swing!  I get so excited walking through the grocery store this time of year and looking at the sweet treats that are out.  Looking at all the baking items that the store highlights in the aisles kicks my brain into high gear and gets my creative juices running.

With so many cookie flavors to choose from, I still resort back to my favorite combination of dark chocolate and caramel.  On a recent trip, I stumbled upon a new snack in the airport and immediately got addicted to them.  These “mini turtles” made with tiny salty pretzels, held together with buttery caramel and topped with dark chocolate really made my soul sing.  I can’t stop eating them!!!

These are what I wanted to recreate in a cookie for the holidays just with pecans instead of pretzels.

Chocolate Caramel and Pecans all bundled up in wonton wrappers. Turtle Wonton Kisses | Take Two Tapas | #Turtles #WontonCookies

If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

Just take me to the recipe for the Turtle Wonton Cookies already!

If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious easy Turtle Wonton Cookies recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

Easy Candy Recipes

The original turtles are easy to make, especially with the help of prepackaged caramels, and only need 3 ingredients.  Pecans, caramel, and chocolate.  Melted caramel, poured over a few toasted pecans, and then drizzled or topped with milk chocolate stick together for a delicious treat.

These Turtle Wonton Kisses are all the best parts of turtles, but this time all the goodness is wrapped up in a “package” so you don’t get caramel and chocolate on your fingers while you are scarfing them down!

If you are worried about caramels, you can buy the prepackaged squares and cut them into smaller pieces (after you unwrap them of course) or you can use these amazing caramel bits!!  They came out with these a few years ago and make life so much easier to use.  No unwrapping and they are shaped like chocolate chips, and just a chewy and buttery as their larger candy sisters.

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Add the chocolate chips, caramel bits, and a pecan half to the center. Turtle Wonton Kisses | Take Two Tapas | #Turtles #WontonCookies

Turtle Wonton Cookies

You can make this recipe with pie crust as Dan did in the original recipe, but I prefer the crunch of the baked wonton wrappers.  They are super thin and already cut to size.  What could be easier than that?

A quick brush with egg wash and they take on a crispy outside with a shiny golden crust!

Seal the wontons like a purse on in any shape you like. Turtle Wonton Kisses | Take Two Tapas | #Turtles #WontonCookies

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Once a quarter, a group of bloggers get together and do a Freaky Friday Recipe ExchangeMichaela from An Affair from the Heart started it a few years ago and it is so fun!  We are secretly assigned another blogger, and we choose a recipe from their site. 

We can recreate it exactly as they have made it or we can put our own spin on it.  My usual spin is to just make the recipe more of an appetizer or smaller portion, but this round is all about the holidays and cookies.  Because cookies are already portioned just right, I decided to change up the wrapper:)

This year, I was secretly assigned Dan and Scott from Platter Talk.  Between these two cooks, they have 6 boys!  I can relate to feeding boys.  They are always hungry and they are the most honest critics of recipes:)

I chose this recipe from Dan and Scott because I wanted to keep in the spirit of a holiday cookie exchange.  They are the perfect edible gift to give and receive.  I think I ate the entire first batch right out of the oven.  I couldn’t help myself. 

Next, I am trying Dan and Scott’s Cherry Kiss CookiesCherry Chocolate Thumbprints, and their Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I am a sucker for all things cherry and they are speaking right to my heart!

You can check out my other Freaky Friday Recipes here:

For last year’s cookie exchange, I made these amazing Cornmeal Biscotti Cookies from Angela at Lemoine Family Kitchen.  If you get the chance to make these more savory cookies, you will not be disappointed.

Want to see what all the other bloggers are making this round?  See if you can guess which recipe they adapted from Take Two Tapas!!

Take a Look at all of our Freaky Friday Virtual Cookie Exchange Recipes:

 

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Easy TURTLE WONTON COOKIES Recipe

Close up of wonton in half

Turtle Wonton Kisses - Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Change the way you make traditional turtle candies with caramel, chocolate, and pecans, and wrap them up as edible gifts.  These Turtle Wonton Kisses are the perfect way to spread joy and share the holidays!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

Prepare the wonton kisses

  1. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out 12 wonton wrappers.
  2. In the center of each one, add 4 caramel bits, 4 dark chocolate chips, and 1 pecan half.
  3. With your finger or a pastry brush, spread a little water on the outer edges of the wonton wrapper.
  4. Bring the four edges togeth forming four triangles at the top and pinch to seal the edges.
  5. Continue until all wontons are wrapped up.
  6. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake the Turtle Wonton Kisses

  1. Bake at 400F for 10 mins, rotating pan half way through.
  2. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  3. Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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