Turtle Waffles and Lunatic’s Top 10 Turtle Recipes

Turtle Waffles by Cravings of a Lunatic

Ya, I totally did that!

I have a special treat for you today. A new recipe and some old ones. Hope you enjoy the turtle extravaganza. You know me and turtles. It’s a love affair like no other. Well except chocolate. And ice cream. And popcorn. And…

Turtle Recipes by Cravings of a Lunatic

Some of my favourite Turtle Recipes!

So welcome to day 2 of my top 10 post extravaganza. As many of you know we are preparing for a big road trip across Canada and the States. We are driving our son out west to school. So we are not only prepping for a massive road trip but packing up his belongings for his new life out there. Let’s just say we’ll be lucky the SUV will roll out of the driveway by the time we leave. So much to bring, I really hope it all fits. We also want to spend our last week together chilling out and having family time. So I wanted to do something to keep the blog active for my loyal readers but still free up time for the family. This seemed like the way to go. Each day will be a different top 10 and you will be able to click any of the photos to get to the post with the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

I had intended to post a new turtle recipe earlier this week but let’s just say some extended family stuff came up. Which means I never got to post my #10. So I shall include it today since it’s absolutely freaking fabulous and I want you to see my newest obsession. I got a waffle stick maker when we did a day trip to the states. Let’s just say it’s all kinds of fun and not good for my waistline. Head to the bottom to see what the awesomeness I whipped up with it and get the recipe. I think you’re going to like this one.


Turtle Brownies by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Brownie- click photo for the recipe!

No Bake Turtle Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Cheesecake- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Popcorn by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Popcorn- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Popcorn Gone Wild by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Popcorn Gone Wild- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Ice Cream Pie by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Ice Cream Pie- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Banana Split by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Banana Split- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Ice Cream- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Bark by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Bark- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Buns by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Turtle Buns: Guest Post by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker- click photo for the recipe!

Turtle Waffles by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Waffles- see below for the recipe!

Turtle Waffles
A great recipe for Turtle Waffles that will blow your mind and make you do the happy dance!
Recipe for the Homemade Caramel (this needs to be made in advance):
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
For the Waffles:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¾ cup vanilla sugar (regular sugar is okay too)
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Optional-1/2 cup toffee bits
For the topping:
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 cup of caramel
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
Directions for the Homemade Caramel:
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine water and sugar. Cook until sugar dissolves. Takes about 3 or so minutes.
  2. Bring to a boil, but DO NOT stir. Let it bubble until it goes golden. You can swirl lightly but don’t stir it.
  3. Once it goes amber coloured remove from heat. Add butter. Swish around until it melts.
  4. Add the heavy cream. It will bubble up so be prepared for that.
  5. Add vanilla and salt.
  6. Stir until smooth.
  7. Set aside to cool a bit.
For the Waffles:
  1. Melt your butter in the microwave. Should take about 45 seconds depending on your microwave. Set aside and let cool.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine all your dry ingredients. Combine well.
  3. In another small bowl combine your wet ingredients and cooled butter. Combine well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk briefly.
  5. Pour batter into your waffle maker. Mine took about 3 to 4 minutes for each batch.
  6. Now plate the waffles. Here’s where it gets good.
  7. Now drizzle the melted chocolate over top.
  8. Then drizzle the caramel over top.
  9. Toss some pecans over top.
  10. Serve with a big old Turtle Loving smile!
Recipe Sources:

Waffles adapted from Bella Recipe Guide’s Chocolate Waffle Sticks

Caramel recipe adapted from Fine Cooking

Make your caramel ahead of time!

You can adjust amounts depending on your taste. I tend to be a little over the top with add in things. The more is better idea goes over well here.


Turtle Waffles by Cravings of a Lunatic

Can I just say this might be my new favourite way to get my turtle fix right now. So good! Wickedly over indulgent I know, but heck, life is short. Eat some turtles. Eat lots of turtles. One day when you’re old you will never say ” I wish I hadn’t eaten all those turtles”.

I did something a bit different with this particular top 10. I included a recipe from another blogger. I wanted to include Kristen’s guest post where she made Turtle Buns in this recap. I know from personal experience how good these things are since she brought me oodles of them to chomp on during our trip to Food Blog Forum. They are beyond good and the proof is in the p…turtle buns people, Kristen is a kick a** cook! Stop by and visit her blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker to see for yourself!!!

Stop by tomorrow for my Top 10 Ice Cream posts. This one will make you want to grab a spoon the size of Mount Rushmore!

My Vanilla Sugar recipe!

Caramel is adapted from Fine Cooking.

Toodles and smoochies! xx


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  1. says

    You are actually the turtle queen my friend, this post is utterly killing me 😀
    Great job!

    Choc Chip Uru

    P.S. I have lost 60-70 followers and I don’t even know how so if you had subscribed before, it would be great if you could check and if possible, resubscribe – thanks!

  2. Lora @cakeduchess says

    Your road trip sounds like it will be amazing! I know how it gets when posts don’t go as planned. Life gets in the way of food blogging;)Delicious turtle roundup you have here…samples would be even better!!xx

  3. says

    These all sound amazing. I think I will try the turtle popcorn gone wild first.

    Have a safe trip taking your son to school. It sounds like it will be a nice memorable trip. I’d be crying the entire way but you sound brave.

  4. says

    “Now plate the waffles. Here’s where it gets good.”

    I love this line in the instructions! Nice job of herding turtles here – some really good stuff. 😉 Thanks!

  5. says

    Oh you are killing me with THE Turtle Bark. I’ve been keeping this recipe forever. I have to try and I want to try…but so scared of losing control of my diet (I lost 5 lb this summer. yay!). I’m holding tight for this recipe and will make it eventually. Keep reminding me once in a while. Haha! I really love your turtle collection!!!

  6. says

    The turtle bark has my name all over it. Have to make it soon. You have so many Turtle creations to make and so little time.

    Have a safe trip and bring lots of kleenex.


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