These little salted cashew tuxedo turtles are perfect for all those last minute holiday parties when you need to bring something and don’t have a bazillion hours (or just don’t feel like baking).
Two types of chocolate – dark and white – make up the ‘tuxedo’ part of these turtles. When I was telling my hubby what I was making he said “it sounds like the turtles are wearing a funny outfit” lol I mean, it is true, these turtles are dressed to the max, and they’re so easy to make.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like around this time of year there are countless get togethers and occasions where I don’t want to show up empty handed. These little turtles are perfect for those occasions!
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All you do is place cashews in little cups (I like to use a mini muffin pan like this and then line them with mini muffin cup liners like this) then pour some caramel on top and then pour melted chocolates on them and finish them off by sprinkling a little sea salt on top, let them cool and viola you have yourself salted cashew tuxedo turtles!
The idea for these came from when I made salted turtle cups last year. They were such a hit, but they were a little more labor intensive – suuuper good still, but I was in a rush a didn’t have time to make them, so I decided to try something a little different.
The first time I made these I used caramel sauce because I was being super lazy, they came out delicious but the caramel was a little too gooey when eating them. When I made them with melted caramel squares and just melted the caramels in the microwave the caramel hardened right up and it was perfect! If you want a caramel that is a combination between super soft and on the harder side add in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream when melting the caramel.
The next time you’re looking for a super quick dessert recipe, look no further than these salted cashew tuxedo turtles which are this weeks’ holiday inspired Five Ingredient Friday! What simple recipes do you like making over the holidays? I only add a little bit of caramel to the cups so that it will hold the cashews together and form a hard bottom, too much caramel makes for a hard center. If you prefer gooey caramel, you could use caramel sauce instead of squares.
I only add a little bit of caramel to the cups so that it will hold the cashews together and form a hard bottom, too much caramel makes for a hard center. If you prefer gooey caramel, you could use caramel sauce instead of squares.