Poor Man's Turtles: Butter with a Side of Bread

I don’t even know if this counts as a “recipe” but this little treat is one of our favorites, so I wanted to share! What do mini pretzels, Rolos and a halved pecan have in common? Poor Man’s Turtles!

They’re easy and totally addicting. Snacking on these little treats almost makes wrapping presents bearable…

Poor Man’s Turtles

1 bag Rolos, candy unwrapped {which is a fun little chore, I might add}
about 30 mini pretzels
about 30 pecan halves


Preheat oven to 350 degrees while unwrapping the Rolos. Place pretzels on a cookie sheet {I actually line the cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper} and place a Rolo on each pretzel. Cook the pretzel- Rolo stacks for exactly 4 minutes in the oven. Have the pecans close by! Just as the pretzels come out of the oven, press a pecan into the Rolo, rounded side up. Cool and enjoy!


  1. Being from Australia I don't know what a turtle candy is but I love pecans and rolo so will def be testing this one out on the weekend. Lets hope all the rolos actually make it to the pretzels during the unwrapping process hehe!


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