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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:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine water and sugar. Cook until sugar dissolves. Takes about 3 or so minutes.
  • Bring to a boil, but DO NOT stir. Let it bubble until it goes golden. You can swirl lightly but don’t stir it.
  • Once it goes amber coloured remove from heat. Add butter. Swish around until it melts.
  • Add the heavy cream. It will bubble up so be prepared for that.
  • Add vanilla and salt.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Set aside to cool a bit.

For the Waffles:

  • Melt your butter in the microwave. Should take about 45 seconds depending on your microwave. Set aside and let cool.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine all your dry ingredients. Combine well.
  • In another small bowl combine your wet ingredients and cooled butter. Combine well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Whisk briefly.
  • Pour batter into your waffle maker. Mine took about 3 to 4 minutes for each batch.
  • Now plate the waffles. Here’s where it gets good.
  • Now drizzle the melted chocolate over top.
  • Then drizzle the caramel over top.
  • Toss some pecans over top.
  • 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.