Turtle Cream Horns Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet Updated

Turtle Cream Horns capture all the classic turtle flavors, but add flakey puff pastry. They're pretty hard to resist.

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

    12 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry
  • 8 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wrap sugar cones with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Roll out puff pastry into a square. Cut 12 3/4 inch wide strips.
  4. Wrap a strip around a cone, starting from the bottom rolling up.
  5. Place on baking sheet and bake from 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove pastry from cone before the pastry cools or it will stick to your cone. Lay on parchment paper.
  7. 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.
  8. Over a double boiler melt the chocolate chips until smooth.
  9. When completely cooled drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of each horn.
  10. Drizzle caramel over the top of each horn.
  11. Sprinkle with pecans. Allow to set for about 20 minutes.
  12. Serve and ENJOY!



  • You will need 12 sugar cone ice cream cones if you do not have cream horn molds.


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 12 cream horns
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 145
Calories 288

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 22mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 20g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.