The center of these No-Bake Turtle Cookies is made with an ooey gooey Rolo candy sandwiched between two vanilla wafer cookies. You’re going to love these easy chocolate caramel cookies that are perfect for your Christmas cookie exchange or any time of year.
I love a good no-bake treat when I’m short on time.
You can save a lot of time and energy by starting with prepackaged items to make your homemade treats.
The holidays are the perfect time to make up a quick and easy cookie treat like this one.
They only take a few minutes and everyone will think you spent a ton of time on them.
And if you love chocolate and caramel, check out my Millionaire Caramel Pecan Turtles recipe.
It’s one of our Christmas favorites.
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Key to Success #1 – Sort Out the Best Vanilla Wafers
These cookies are so easy to make, and they take just a few ingredients.
We’re taking two vanilla wafers and sandwiching a Rolo in between them.
I prefer to use the Nabisco Nilla Wafer brand vanilla wafers.
They are soft, and they have a melt-in-your-mouth delicious vanilla flavor.
The first step in this recipe is to pick out vanilla wafers that are unbroken.
You’ll need 80 unbroken vanilla wafers to make 40 cookies.
Place the vanilla wafers on a baking sheet with the flat bottom side facing up.
If you can’t find 80 unbroken vanilla wafers, you can use some that are slightly broken on the bottom of your cookies.
Either way, your Turtle Cookies will taste delicious.
Key to Success #2 – Watch the Rolos Carefully While Baking
After you’ve got all the vanilla wafers lined up on your baking sheet, it’s time to start unwrapping the Rolo candy.
Place one unwrapped Rolo on the middle of each vanilla wafer.
The Rolo will become the filling for your sandwich cookie once it’s softened and slightly melted.
Soften the Rolo candy in a 250-degree F oven.
At this temperature, the chocolate should be very soft but not runny at all after 3 minutes.
You may notice that the shape of some of the candy is slightly wonky.
And the chocolate should be melty when touched lightly with your finger.
If not, return the cookies to the oven for 1-2 more minutes until you reach this stage.
Put another vanilla wafer on top and press it down until the chocolate reaches the edges of the cookies.
Place the sandwich cookies into the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes until they are firm.
Key to Success #3 – Melt the Chocolate Chips Gently
When the cookies are firm, it’s time to melt the chocolate for the coating.
Place the chocolate chips and vegetable oil into a microwave-safe bowl.
The vegetable oil is simply to thin out the chocolate for easier dipping.
Heat on HIGH power for 30 seconds.
Stir the chocolate well then continue heating in 20-second increments until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
Make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate or it’ll seize up.
Melt the chocolate as little as possible and then stir until all the lumps are out.
Dip each sandwich cookie into the chocolate.
Tap off the excess and place them on a sheet of wax paper.
While the chocolate is still wet, place a few broken pecan pieces on the top.
Save this No Bake Turtle Cookies recipe to your favorite Cookies board or your Chocolate Desserts board.
- 11 oz vanilla wafers
- 11 oz Rolo candies
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup pecans, broken into pieces
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
- Place half of the vanilla wafers bottom side up on the baking sheet. Unwrap Rolos and place one In the middle of each vanilla wafer. Bake for 3 minutes. Chocolate should be soft but not runny.
- Remove from the oven and place another vanilla wafer on top of the candy. Press down firmly until the chocolate squeezes to the edges of the cookies.
- Pop the sandwich cookies in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes until firm.
- Microwave the chocolate chips and vegetable oil on HIGH power for 30 seconds. Stir well. Continue microwaving in 20-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Dip each cookie sandwich into the melted chocolate and place them on waxed paper.
- While the chocolate is still wet, place a few chopped pecans onto the top of each cookie sandwich. Cool completely.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.
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