Chocolate-Almond Butter Turtles

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hr 35 min
Servings: 34

Love candy turtles with chocolate, caramel and nuts? Make an easy take with sugar cookies. It's not easy to eat just one!


  • 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated Sugar Cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup crunchy almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 caramels, unwrapped
  • 34 milk or dark chocolate-covered almonds


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  2. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add almond butter and vanilla. Mix with wooden spoon, or knead with hands until well blended. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds, stirring once, until chips can be stirred smooth. Spoon and spread 1 teaspoon chocolate on each cookie.
  5. In another small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and 1 1/2 teaspoons water uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once, until caramels can be stirred smooth. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel in centre of each cookie; top with almond. Store covered.