Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rolo Pretzel Turtles

 Apparently this recipe has been around for a few years, but it was introduced to me three years ago and it has since become a family favorite.  I especially love to make these when we have guests over because they are so pretty and so yummy, but so ridiculously easy!  If your kids don't like nuts, press an M&M in the top instead of a pecan.  It's not quite a turtle, but still a tasty candy.

Rolo Pretzel Turtles

1 package (11 oz.) Rolo candy, unwrapped
small pretzels
pecan halves or M&M candies

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Place pretzels in single layer on parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one Rolo on each pretzel.

Bake 3-5 minutes or until caramel begins to soften, but not melt. Remove cookie sheet from oven and immediately press pecan half or M&M into top of Rolo, pushing down so the Rolo fills the pretzel. Let cool completely.

Yield: about 45 candies

Notes: I love the square pretzels for this the best, but if you can't find them, the little twists work fine, too.  I love buying M&M's in the season's colors, making this treat adaptable to almost any holiday.  (This would be a great treat for your Valentine's Day sweetie!)

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