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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

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

DIRECTIONS:
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).