Raw Pecan Turtles

Raw Pecan Turtles

These pecan turtles were my take on the rich and scrumptious candy I grew up loving. They come together surprisingly quick with less than six ingredients! Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, and powerful antioxidants. Lucuma is anti-inflammatory and loaded with iron. Cacao is anti-oxidant superfood.  Pecans are rich in fiber and loaded with protein.  Coconut butter boosts immunity, metabolism and is full of healthy fats. Enjoy!

Crust
2 cup pecans, divided

3 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed

Pinch of salt

  1. Process 1 cup pecans into a course flour, about the texture of cornmeal.
  2. Drizzle in melted coconut oil.
  3. Line a cookie dish with parchment paper. Using a 1-inch scooper, spoon small mounds onto the cookie sheet. Pat to form a flat oval.
  4. Gently press a pecan on each corner to form the turtle feet. Pop in the fridge to set while preparing the filling.

Filling
½ cup raw honey

½ cup coconut butter

2 teaspoons lucuma powder

  1. Put honey and coconut butter in a small bowl and place over gently boiling water to soften, stirring often. Remove from heat and continue stirring to blend.
  2. Divide filling in half.  Set one aside and stir lucuma into the remaining half.
  3. Pop in the fridge for a few minutes. The longer it cools, the less it will spread. After it has cooled dollop one teaspoon on top of each turtle.

Topping
Other half of reserved fill

1 tablespoon cacao powder

  1. Add cacao to reserved filling, blending well.
  2. Spoon one teaspoon ganache over honey mixture.
  3. Refrigerate turtles to set. Taste great frozen, too!

Optional: sprinkle tops with flaked salt

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