These five-ingredient Frozen Turtle Bars are a simple, easy to make dessert and are perfect to have on hand for an after dinner treat!
As I promised yesterday when I shared a tutorial about How To Make Date Paste, I’m back with a delicious recipe for you to make after you whip up your first batch!
These are my new favorite post-dinner treat and I love having a batch on hand in the freezer! They also got the seal of approval from the hubby, who isn’t a big dessert person…so that’s how you know they’re good!
Like I mentioned yesterday, today is Recipe Redux day and this month’s theme was new ingredient for a new year. I picked date caramel as my new ingredient. Even though I often use dates to make energy balls, etc…i’ve been seeing this date paste/date caramel around for a while and had yet to make it myself or try it in a recipe…so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity!
So here’s the deal. I’m calling these Freezer Turtle Bars. Here’s what I know about turtle desserts: not a lot. I know they’re usually made with some combo of caramel, chocolate and pecans. That’s about it. Since I rarely have actual caramel on hand, I thought it’d be fun to experiment that a dessert that uses caramel and sub my date caramel!
Here’s how it breaks down:
- The base layer is just Rice Chex cereal mixed with peanut butter.
- The middle layer is date caramel.
- And you top it all off with chocolate and pecans!
Think you can handle it? Here are the directions:
In case you missed it, here’s my tutorial on How To Make Date Caramel.
Be sure to pin these for later so you remember to make them! I cut mine into bite-sized pieces so I can sneak 2-3 from the freezer each night 🙂
For more recipes using new ingredients, check out the linkup below!