Rolo pretzel turtles are delicious salted caramel pretzel pecan bites that are made in minutes and are perfect holiday treats!
This Rolo pretzel turtles recipe is pretty foolproof. You really can’t go wrong with melted caramel on pretzels, especially when you add chocolate. In fact, it’s the perfect easy-to-make treat for getting your kids to help with.
They’ll love the simplicity of the dessert, the extras while you enjoy making memories and eating the tasty rewards of their labor.
How to make Rolo Pretzel Turtles
Tips for making these little candies:
- Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
- Have your kids unwrap the Rolos for you. You can take it upon yourself to dispose of any imperfect looking ones or claim the parent tax as necessary.
- When applying the pecans, you want the rounded top facing up, as this creates the appearance of the turtle shell.
What are the ingredients in these poor man’s turtles?
– 1 bag of Rolos
-About 30 mini pretzels
-About 30 halved pecans
Yes, it’s THAT simple!
How to make Rolo pretzel candy
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place your pretzels on a cooking sheet, so that they are neatly in rows, not touching, and not overlapping.
Unwrap your Rolos and place on in the middle of each pretzel.
Cook the pretzel for exactly 4 minutes in the oven.
As soon as the pretzels come out of the oven, place a pecan half on top and press it into the Rolo so that it sticks.
Rolo Pretzel Turtle Candy (Poor Man's Turtles)
- 2 cups Pecan halves 90 pecan halves
- 12 oz bag Rolo candies about 90 pieces
- 4 cups Mini Pretzels 90 pretzels
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place about 30 mini pretzels neatly on a large cooking sheet so that none are overlapping.
- Unwrap and place a single Rolo candy on each pretzel, right in the center.
- Bake for exactly 4 minutes.
- While the Rolos are still melted, place a pecan half over it and press down so that it sticks.
- Let cool and then enjoy!
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How do you store homemade chocolate covered pretzels?
You definitely want to make sure that you store these chocolate covered pretzels inside an airtight container because they’ll go stale fast if you don’t.
You can keep them at room temperature for a couple of weeks, but placing them in the fridge can help you to avoid any fears of chocolate melting and may give an added chewiness to the caramel in the Rolo pretzel candy.
Eating them cold also doubles as an awesome summer-time treat for those hot days after putting the kids in bed!
Can you freeze Rolo pretzel treats?
While you don’t need to freeze these little candies, you can if you choose to for a longer storage solution. If stored in an airtight container, they could last up to a few months in the freezer.
I recommend freezing them flat on a cooking sheet before placing them in an airtight container or baggie as this will help to prevent them from sticking together, making it much easier to grab and go for easy snacking.
What are Rolo candies?
Rolo candies are milk chocolate candy filled with a soft caramel center. They’re shaped like a little flat-topped bell or cone and are often found stacked in a rolled “candy bar” for individual servings or individually wrapped inside a large bag full of the candies (like this recipe requests).
Should I refrigerate chocolate covered pretzels?
Storing these pretzels with Rolos in the fridge may extend life by a few days but is unnecessary. These candies do great at room temperature if stored in an airtight container.
So whether you choose to enjoy these salted caramel pretzel pecan bites during the holidays or throughout the year, just remember that this Rolo pretzel turtle recipe is so foolproof and simple that anyone can do it.
The hardest part is pacing yourself and resisting the urge to eat all of the candies at once. Just thinking about that melted caramel on pretzels can send you into another craving!