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!

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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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    3 years ago

    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....


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     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.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You can pretend that the candies are your pets.

    But I recommend disassociating that before eating them :-/


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    kind of like if you give a mouse a cookies, in the end you would have to make the tiny tutles to relax after you thought of all ofthe things you could do. (^_^)

    By the way made them , loved them, once out of the oven they on lasted 20 min before they were gone. thank for the instructible


    8 years ago on Step 6

    Hi there, I had to sign up just to help you out with the ''don't cool things in the fridge'' idea.

    The reason we're told not to put hot things in the fridge is because they could raise the temperature inside the fridge faster than the motor could cool it down again. In this case, 2 baking trays is unlikely to make a great difference. However if you put a recently boiled vat of liquid straight into a fridge to cool, it could warm the inside of the fridge quite significantly more than the motor could cope with, meaning that meat and any other rapidly perishable products are no longer cold enough to slow bacterial growth.

    It's a risk you take, if you choose to put hot things in the fridge.

    That's all!



    9 years ago on Introduction

    Once you get onto the steps you loose all the mad formatting... anywyas asides from that thease look really good and im sur taste great... had i not got some kids in my scout troop with a nut allergy i would be getting them to make thease!

    Might see if i can make myself some... Theyre diabetic friendly right? ;) hehehe

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Since you have some scouts with nut allergies, how about just putting another pretzel on top. That sounds good too.