Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pretzel Rolo Turtles (A pretzel, Rolo & toasted pecan)

Yum - I had forgotten how good these little treats are! I have had them at a couple parties here and there, but I had never made them myself. After posting some holiday baking ideas on Facebook, someone asked me about the Pretzel Rolo Turtles - and I thought it would be fun to make them. I got together with a friend this past weekend and we made a bunch - and then I made some more tonight! I've been giving them out as holiday treats, and I don't think that I am the only one who would say that they are rather addictive. They are super easy to make (and fun to make) too. Enjoy!

Recipe for Pretzel Rolo Turtles

One bag of Rolo's candies (about 52 in a bag)
52 pretzels (mini regular, waffle, or circle)
52 toasted pecan halves

First toast the pecans. Preheat the oven to 310 degrees. Spread pecans out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place in the oven and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes (if you like lightly toasted, do 10 minutes - if you like more toasty - do 15 minutes or more). Remove pecans from oven and allow to cool slightly. Turn off oven.

Unwrap the Rolo's and place into a bowl. Once pecans are cooled, transfer them to a plate or bowl. Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on the baking sheet you used to toast the pecans. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Place a Rolo candy on top of each pretzel. Put the baking sheet in the oven and set a timer for 4 minutes. Take baking sheet out of the oven when timer goes off and place on cooling wrack. Immediately press a pecan down onto a Rolo, and continue until all Rolo's are covered with a pecan. Let cool slightly at room temperature and then transfer to the fridge to harden.

Once they are hardened, store in an airtight container (or eat them all).