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No-Bake Turtle Wafer Cookies

These No-Bake Turtle Wafer Cookies are super delicious, totally easy and great for gifting! You won't believe how simple they are to make, yet how tasty they end up being!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies, No Bake Desserts
Cuisine: American, Dessert


  • One box Nilla Wafers (you can make the entire box for about 60 cookies or make as little as you need)
  • One (11 oz) bag caramel bits
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • One (10 oz) bag chocolate melting wafers or almond bark such as Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • 2/3 cup semi-finely chopped pecans


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liners. Arrange as many Nilla Wafers as you want to make in an even layer - up to 60 or so that are in the package. Set aside.
  • In a medium microwaveable bowl, combine the caramel bits and heavy cream and microwave on HIGH power for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave another 30 seconds. Stir once more and heat for another 15-30 seconds until completely melted and smooth.
  • Spoon a teaspoon or two of the caramel onto the tops of each cookie. It's okay if the caramel drips and pools on the sides of the cookie. Allow caramel to set briefly, about 10 minutes. While caramel sets, prepare your chocolate wafers according to package directions. Spoon about a teaspoon or two of chocolate on top of the caramel cookies. Immediately sprinkle with the chopped pecans.
  • Allow chocolate to harden and set before stacking, storing or serving.


This recipe makes as much or as little as you'd like. Just make sure to adjust it to your preferences. As written, it makes the entire box of Nilla Wafers, but if you only need half of that, halve the rest of the ingredients.