"Mmmm... I love Turtles!" Just one bite and you'll discover how hard it is to resist the pecans, caramel and milk chocolate found in this Canadian tradition since 1949.
But not so fast! These sugar-laced Turtles will have you storing fat in no time flat! Plus these sugary delectables will stick to your teeth, which can cause dental decay.
Never fear! The Fat-Blasting Doctor has come to the rescue! I have invented a healthy version of Nestle's Turtles that is:
Serving Size: 1 Turtle
Protein: 5.7 grams
Carbs: 3.7 grams
Fat: 6.5 grams
2 TBSP of melted coconut butter (I used Artisana 100% Organic Raw Coconut Butter and I heated it in the microwave for 20 seconds)
1 scoop of BSN ISOBURN in Chocolate Milkshake flavour
4 TBSP of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. (I like the SILK brand because one cup is only 30 calories)
1/2 TSP of Walden Farms Calorie Free Caramel Dip
In a bowl, combine and hand mix the coconut butter, BSN ISOBURN and almond milk to create the chocolate (only add one TBSP of milk at a time, you don't want it to be too runny).
Stop adding the milk once you achieve a viscous fudge-like consistency (see the photo below to get an idea).
Spoon the chocolate mixture into your Turtle Chocolate Mold (fill each turtle 1/3 full).
Chop 2 pecans into small pieces. Evenly distribute the pecans amongst the 4 turtles. Place them on top of the first chocolate layer (see photo below).
Add Caramel dip to each turtle.
Finish by covering the turtles with a final layer of your chocolate mixture.
Place in the freezer for 2 hours. Once hardened, remove them from the turtles mold and serve.
You don't have to use turtles molds. I was just being fancy. You can spoon it onto a sheet of plastic wrap (make a little turtle-esque blob).
I found it challenging to remove them from the turtle molds. If you don't care about presentation, then use the plastic wrap trick instead of the molds.
I recommended eating one and storing the other 3 in the freezer to eat in the future. If you must, then have two. Heck, you can even have all 4, provided you obey your daily macronutrient needs and respect your daily caloric limit. Let the turtle thaw on the counter for 20 minutes before eating (you don't want to break a tooth). If you are anxious to eat it, then nuke it in the microwave for 10 seconds!