How to Make Pretzel Turtles

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As a kid growing up, Christmas was time where my Mom make all the candy we had for Christmas; divinity, hard tack, peanut brittle, fudge, etc.  I made them for my family only I raised picky kids, so they would not eat what I made.  So I stopped making them, until I came upon these.  These and the Chocolate/Carmel Covered Pretzel Rods (that’s a different Instructable) are the 2 things I make, that anyone will eat.  Here we are at the Christmas season and I am making them again.  They are so easy, even a candy making neophyte can have success and gain acclaim from those so enjoy these tasty little wonders.  Enjoy
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Step 1:

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Butter snap pretzels (the ones that look like little window panes) or mini pretzels
1 bag of Rolos or carmel filled kisses
1 cup pecan halves or almonds or M&M’s
Cookie sheet
Hot pad

Step 2:

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Pre heat the oven to 250°.

Lay out the same number of pretzels as you have Rolos on the cookie sheet.

Step 3:

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Unwrap each piece of chocolate, caramel goodness and place one on top of each pretzel, wide side down.

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Place the cookie sheet in the preheated oven and set the time for 5 minutes.  The chocolate should look shiny, but the Rolo hasn’t lost its shape

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Push a pecan half into the middle of each Rolo.  This will push the chocolate and carmel into the pretzel spaces.

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Let sit until cooled and set.  If you want to speed up this step, put them in the fridge or the freezer for a few minutes. 

Done!  Taste one; carmel, chocolate, salt, and crunch, YUM!
kevman00443 years ago
cover the pretzel with white chocolate first
craftknowitall (author)  kevman00443 years ago
Sure, it's your project now! White chocolate covered pretzels are wondurbar! Thanks for looking.
craftknowitall (author)  kevman00443 years ago
Soundes great, try it and let me know what you think. Thank you for looking.
I have had them both ways and I think they taste better with white chocolate on the pretzel. You should try it out sometime.
igor_boiko3 years ago
Looks appetizing
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Oh yeah, my mom and I used to make these in the toaster oven! SOOOOOOO goooooood
craftknowitall (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
You are so correct. Tomorrow I make the chocolate/ carmel pretzel rods. I will post the instructable on them as soon as I can get it done. Thanks for looking.
Those came out looking so cute and delicious! Awesome!
Thank you!
Oooooh, I need some of these. They look excellent. :D
craftknowitall (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Excellent is a good way to describe them. Thank you for looking.
inquisitive3 years ago
I love this idea-thank you so much! and in advance I thank you on behalf of the girls at work!
craftknowitall (author)  inquisitive3 years ago
You are welcome.