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Turtle Cream Horns Recipe

Turtle flavor desserts are the best! Don’t you just love the combination of caramel, chocolate and pecans?

Well, I do! Have you seen these turtle brownie bars? I just want to dive right in!

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These cream horns are a spin on turtle candies but just better.

When it comes to puff pastry I feel like I have a handle on things. Meaning I feel like I can hold my own when it comes to baking with puff pastry.

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Well let me tell you, these gave me a run for my money. I will say it is a good thing though because what if I encountered problems that others have as well, but no one is talking about them!

Let me explain. A while ago, I told you I bought the cream horn molds and how much I loved them.

For some reason when I was making this batch of cream horns the pastry kept sliding off the ends of the molds and curling.

It was so frustrating because I have not had this happen before. I made them three times before I felt like I had a cream horn that was worthy of sharing with you.

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So how did I fix it? Well, I made my strips of puff pastry thicker.

Not sure why that was useful, but I kept looking at different cream horn recipes online and I think maybe I was just making my strips too thin.

Secondly, I made sure my pastry was not thawed. It seems the colder it was the better it stayed on the molds.

After the fiasco I almost wished I my hand dandy sugar cones, but I knew I could get past the issues and make them with the molds.

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When adding the chocolate and caramel, I tried two different methods as well.

The first time, I dipped the cones halfway in melted chocolate then sprinkled them with pecans.

Well, this just did not make for a pretty picture, in my opinion, so I tried something different.

With the caramel, the first time I put the caramel inside the cone. I kind of just didn’t like it, so I saved it for the outside.

Overall, I think the final product is something I would make again and again! If you are looking for more cream horns check out these lemon raspberry cream horns or these strawberry shortcake horns.

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Turtle Cream Horns Recipe

Nancy Piran
Turtle Cream Horns capture all the classic turtle flavors, but add flakey puff pastry. They’re pretty hard to resist.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 288.08 kcal


  • 1 Puff Pastry
  • 8 Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 0.5 Caramel Sauce
  • 0.5 Chopped Pecans
  • 1 Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Cocoa Powder


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wrap sugar cones with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Roll out puff pastry into a square. Cut 12 3/4 inch wide strips.
  • Wrap a strip around a cone, starting from the bottom rolling up.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake from 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove pastry from cone before the pastry cools or it will stick to your cone. Lay on parchment paper.
  • In mixer add whipping cream and start to mix. Slowly add in the sugar and cocoa powder. Turn on high and mix until stiff peaks. Pipe into cones.
  • Over a double boiler melt the chocolate chips until smooth.
  • When completely cooled drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of each horn.
  • Drizzle caramel over the top of each horn.
  • Sprinkle with pecans. Allow to set for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve and ENJOY!


Calories: 288.08kcalCarbohydrates: 30.88gProtein: 3.04gFat: 18.13gSaturated Fat: 6.42gSodium: 22mgFiber: 1.54gSugar: 20.38g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Caramel, Chocolate, Desserts, Easy Desserts, Pecans, Puff Pastry
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