Tiny Turtles





Introduction: Tiny Turtles

My mother gave me this recipe one day, and not only have I loved them, but everyone I know who's had one of these have loved them! So, what better way to share them with everyone than to make an Instructable on how to make them? They're sure to be a hit, and I call them Tiny Turtles. If you make some, make a lot. They'll go quickly and are highly addictive, not to mention they're extremely easy to make!

Step 1: Ingredients

Small pretzels

Pecan halves

Rolos (preferably the ones from the bag that you can find in the candy section)

You will also need a sheet pan, an oven, and some wax paper.

Step 2: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 200F degrees.

Place wax paper on a sheet pan and spread out the pretzels over the wax paper.

Step 3: Unwrap

Unwrap the Rolos and place on top of the pretzels

Step 4: Place Pecans

Now, this step you can do one of two ways. You can either place a Pecan half on top of the Rolo, or wait until they come out of the oven. We prefer to place the Pecan on top of the Rolo before we place it in the oven.

Step 5: Put in Oven

Place the sheet pan in the oven and set the timer for 2 minutes.

Once 2 minutes is up, pull out the sheet pan. If you placed the Pecans on top of the Rolos before you placed them in the oven, simply and gently, press down on top of them slightly. If you didn’t put the Pecans on yet, now would be the time to do so, pressing down lightly.

Step 6: Let Them Cool

Now, all you have to do is let them cool. The fastest and easiest way I’ve found to do this is to place the sheet pan in the fridge. They’re amazing warm, but gooey. It’s your choice. Enjoy!



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    Just a suggestion -- I would use parchment paper instead of wax paper -- so you don't get that petroleum wax taste. And I use a combination of really good dark chocolate and caramel squares instead of Rolo's. Then we can pretend we are being pretentiously classy as we gobble them down....

    These tiny turtles look delicious!


    that is seriously one of the cutest photos i have ever seen

    I would lose him because tiny turtle is too tiny and then be sad.

     Oh OH oh! I want one! Where did you get that?

    I wish it were mine, I found the image online a long time ago and it felt like it was appropriate for here :)

     Well it was just perfect, anyway I can't really have a turtle as my yard is so big I would end up building a pond for it, then I would have to learn all about how to do that, then I would want some big koi and have to learn all about them and of course some water lilies too and I'd have to buy them and learn all about the different varieties so really you have saved me about a year of work. I will just make the candies and move on.

    You can pretend that the candies are your pets.

    But I recommend disassociating that before eating them :-/

    I just had to say, your comment just made me laugh for about five minutes.