Cashew Turtles

Easy Homemade

Delicious clusters of cashews and gooey caramel enrobed in sweet, decadent chocolate. These cashew turtles come together with just a few simple ingredients and are ready in less than an hour.

Easy Cashew Turtles

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Makes 24 decadent cashew and caramel nut clusters. These make excellent homemade gifts.

Cashews, roasted or raw Soft caramels Chocolate melting wafers Heavy cream


Arrange the cashews


Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Arrange the cashews in one tablespoon piles leaving a bit of space between them.

Melt the caramel


Place the caramels in a bowl along with the cream.  Melt over a simmering pot on the stove, or in the microwave, until it is smooth and has a honey-like consistency.

Coat the nuts in caramel


Drizzle the melted caramel over the cashew clusters. Place the tray in a cool place, like your fridge or freezer, for a few minutes to allow the caramel to firm up.

MElt the chocolate


Place the chocolate in a bowl and heat over a double boiler or in the microwave until it's melted and smooth. 

Coat the turtles in chocolate and decorate


Drizzle chocolate over the caramel-coated nuts, or dip them in the melted chocolate to fully enrobe them. While the chocolate is still tacky, decorate with salt, chopped nuts or candy sprinkles.

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