These Pretzel Turtles are everything a holiday treat needs to be. Delicious, quick, and easy. Turn out 96 treats with 3 ingredients in only 15 minutes!
Sweet and salty. Chewy and crunchy. And oh so easy! But be warned, they’re highly addicting!
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If you’ve never made these little gems before, you really need to give them a try.
I’ve been making these treats at Christmastime for years and years. I don’t think there’s a holiday treat that’s easier!
Now, I’m not a huge fan of the sweet/salty thing. But I make an exception with these pretzel turtles.
There’s something about all of the different flavors and textures of these treats that makes them so good.
The fact that they’re only 3 ingredients makes me love them even more.
In past years I used the mini pretzels, but this year I thought I’d try these square ones.
The chocolate caramel part comes from Rolo candies.
According to the package there are 48 Rolos in each bag (serving size x number of servings = number of pieces per bag).
I bought 2 (11 ounce) bags so I can make 96 turtles. Actually there were a few extras so we ate those.
First, go through the pecans and pick out 96 nice ones. You don’t want any broken or ugly ones and since you have to press them into the Rolos while they’re warm it’s best to have the pecans ready.
Then lay 96 pretzels on a sheet pan that’s been lined with a Silpat silicone baking mat or parchment . A Silpat is a sheet of food grade, heat safe silicone and absolutely nothing will stick to it. And it’s reusable.
Unwrap the candies and place one on top of each pretzel. You can get the kids in on this but watch closely, some of the Rolos may “disappear “.
Next, pop them in the oven for 4 minutes. You don’t want them to melt all over. You just want them to soften.
After they come out of the oven, immediately press a pecan half into the candy. That’s why I like to have my pecans ready ahead of time.
That’s all there is to it! Let them set up until they’ve hardened. Put them in the fridge if you can’t wait. They taste best when you wash them down with a big mug of Hot Chocolate Hazelnut Drink. Just sayin…
If you really want to make them special (and insanely delicious) use my Slow Cooker Sugar & Spice Candied Pecans instead of plain pecans. I did just a few to see how they would taste. I may do them that way from now on!
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