Pretzel Turtles

Just 3 ingredients and about 15 minutes, and you’ve got a “fancy” holiday candy that the children can nearly make themselves!  My aunt brought these to a Christmas gathering one year, and I’ve been making them ever since.

Pretzel Turtles

  • small knot pretzels
  • Rolo candies
  • pecan halves

1.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.  Cover with pretzels.

2.  Place a Rolo candy on each pretzel.

3.  Bake at 250° for 3-5 minutes.  You want them soft and shiny, but not melted.

4.  Press a pecan half on each Rolo while hot.

5.  Stick the whole pan in the fridge to cool and harden.  Store candies in an airtight container.

Pretzel Turtles make a great addition to your holiday treats tray, and they package up easily for a quick teacher or neighbor gift.

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  1. Love these! I made the kiss kind yesterday!

  2. So easy and they look yummy too . I will definitely try these next week, thanks!

  3. I so did not need to know that. Yum!

  4. Jennifer Young says:

    These are marvelous!! I’ve made them a few times. Much better than the kisses and m&m’s in my opinion:)

  5. Yum! I make a similar treat but instead of pecans on top I add an m&m. I am a big fan of turtle treats though so can’t wait to make these!

  6. I love these, and just made them to post on my blog too, great minds think alike. I am hosting a Holiday Treats week on my blog all week, hope you will stop by and link up.

  7. Oh, the yumminess. Love salty and sweet things together… I’m *that* kind of snacker! 😉

  8. Just made the kiss/M&M ones of these recently too! I can’t find the bags of Rolos…I’m going to have to look harder!

  9. Oh, my! This looks absolutely scrumptious!

  10. I just made these today too! Walnuts were so much cheaper, but I wasn’t sure how they would turn out. They taste great!

  11. I can’t wait to try these! I love turtles – but not the mess they make and time they take!

  12. This was so awesome I had to put a link on my blog to it!! Thanks for taking the time to show it step by step.

  13. We made these tonite…YUMMY and oh so easy! Thanks for posting!

  14. I looked all over town for Rolo candies and everyone was out. I compromised and used Hershey caramel kisses and they worked great! Only bake for 3 minutes with the kisses.


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