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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
  • 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 Notes

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.