Turtle Bark

Need a last minute dessert that's easy, gluten free and drenched in chocolate? You're welcome.

pieces of turtle bark on a baking tray

Need a last-minute dessert that’s easy, gluten-free, and drenched in chocolate? You’re welcome. You can find prepared caramel sauce at most grocery stores – Trader Joe’s and Stonewall Kitchen are my favorite brands but it’s so worth it to make your own – only takes about 10 minutes. For a quick hack, you can also melt caramel candies in the microwave!

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Turtle Bark

pieces of turtle bark on a baking tray
Need a last minute dessert that’s easy, gluten free and drenched in chocolate? This Turtle Bark recipe is your solution!
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 pieces
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian


  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 6 ounces pecan halves
  • 1 cup gluten-free shortbread cookies crushed
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce DIY with this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  • Coarse sea salt


  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  • While chocolate is melting, toast pecans in a dry pan over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, just until fragrant (keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn).
  • Once the chocolate is melted, evenly spread on to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with toasted pecans and shortbread cookies.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with 1 to 2 teaspoon of sea salt.
  • Allow to set until the chocolate is hardened. Pop in the fridge or freezer for faster setting. Once completely hardened, break into pieces.


Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 134mgFiber: 1g
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