How to Make Pretzel Turtles




About: In a valiant attempt to keep myself from dying of boredom, I create.

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

Step 1:

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:

Pre heat the oven to 250°.

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

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!



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    I have had them both ways and I think they taste better with white chocolate on the pretzel. You should try it out sometime.

    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.