Simple No-Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars Recipe

Do you love chocolate turtles? We do for sure! We usually enjoy them the most around the holidays but last week I had a huge craving for these sweet caramel treats and decided to come up with a new and very simple version to make on days when I need a little chocolate and a little caramel! This is delicious and simple to make as there are only four ingredients needed!

No Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars text with caramel icon on an image of three chocolate turtle bars stacked on a white plate
Let’s make simple no-bake chocolate turtle bars!

Let’s make no-bake chocolate turtle bars recipe

These are so easy, my 12-year-old son made a batch himself and they turned out perfectly! Guess what else, they only take three or four ingredients to make and you likely have them all on hand in your kitchen now!

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No-Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars ingredients

  • 1 Bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag of Caramel Pieces
  • 2 Cups Pretzels
  • Sea Salt (optional but delicious)
Overview of how to make No-Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars Recipe by Kids Activities Blog
Here’s an overview of how to make this easy no-bake chocolate turtle bars.

Instructions to make no-bake chocolate turtle bars

Step 1

Start by melting a bag of chocolate chips in the microwave on a high heat until smooth.

Step 2 pictured chocolate mixture layered with pretzels. No-bake chocolate turtle bars recipe by Kids Activities Blog
Pour the chocolate mixture out on a cookie sheet and layer the pretzels.

Step 2

Pour the chocolate mixture out on a cookie sheet that’s covered with parchment paper. Smooth it into a large rectangle. Layer the pretzels on top and slightly push into the chocolate.

Step 3

Next, melt the caramel before spreading on top of the pretzels.

Step 4

Drizzle the chocolate over the caramel and sprinkle the sea salt on top.  

Step 5

Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until hardened.

No Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars
Cut the chocolate turtle bars or break into pieces. Enjoy!

Step 6

Cut into bars or break into pieces. Enjoy!

how to serve no-bake chocolate turtle bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars are a great Christmas gift idea for neighbors, friends and teachers too. Find a cute tin and make a batch to package up and give out. It’s a delicious homemade gift idea that doesn’t get much easier to make! Add a few mini chocolate chip cookies and your friends will be in heaven!

Yield: 12 slices

Simple No-Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars Recipe

Simple No-Bake Chocolate Turtle Bars Recipe

These chocolate turtle bars are so simple to make. There are only 4 ingredients needed that are most readily available in your kitchen. The best part... it's no-bake!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag of Caramel Pieces
  • 2 Cups Pretzels
  • Sea Salt (optional but delicious)

Instructions

  1. Start by melting a bag of chocolate chips in the microwave on a high heat until smooth.
  2. Pour the chocolate mixture out on a cookie sheet that’s covered with parchment paper. Smooth it into a large rectangle. Layer the pretzels on top and slightly push into the chocolate.
  3. Next, melt the caramel before spreading on top of the pretzels.
  4. Drizzle the chocolate over the caramel and sprinkle the sea salt on top.  
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until hardened.
  6. Cut into bars or break into pieces. Enjoy!

How do you make homemade chocolate turtles? Share your simple recipe in the comments section below!

3 Comments

  1. I hate pretzels.. is there something else I could use maybe?

  2. I was thinking the same thing. Can’t you use pecans like the real turtle candy?

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