Caramel Filled Sandwich Cookies

Turtle Cookies - Caramel Filled Ritz

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 19 minutes
Servings 11
Calories 153kcal
Author The Gunny Sack


  • 12 caramels, I used Kraft
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream
  • 22 Ritz crackers
  • 4 squares chocolate almond bark
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Optional: whole pecans, sea salt


  • Place caramels and whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Microwave for an additional 15 seconds and stir. Continue heating and stirring at 15-second intervals until smooth. Watch carefully so that the caramel sauce doesn’t boil over or burn.
  • Allow the sauce to cool and thicken, at room temperature, for about 8-10 minutes, stirring often to keep it smooth.
  • Plop about 1 teaspoon of the caramel in the center of 11 Ritz crackers.
  • Top each with another cracker and squish the caramel so that it spreads out.
  • Place the caramel sandwiches in the fridge for an hour for the caramel to harden.
  • Melt chocolate almond bark in the microwave and dip the sandwich cookies in the chocolate.
  • Place them on a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  • Allow the chocolate to set and harden at room temperature.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
  • Optional: Use whole pecans instead of chopped pecans. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.



Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.5mg