Salty and Sweet Rolo Pretzel Turtle Bites are the perfect Holiday treat. Great as a neighbor or teacher gift. The sweet lovers in your life will love these delicious little bites of chocolate, caramel, and pecans perched on top of a salty pretzel.
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With the Holiday quickly approaching some of you may not have had time to do all the Christmas baking you wanted to do! (I may be speaking for myself! Ugh! But, why does Christmas feel more like a deadline than a Holiday?!)
So if, like me, you’re looking for a quick and easy last minute goodie for a neighbor gift or a little something extra to add to your cookie tray…these delicious sweet and salty easy Rolo Pretzel Turtle bites can help ya out!
How to Make Rolo Pretzel Turtle Bites
Preheat oven to 250°. We want a low oven for melting chocolates, not baking them.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mats. Place one pretzel for each pretzel bite treat desired on prepared baking sheet. I recommend making at least 20. That ought to be enough for one sitting. lol
TIP: Small pretzels are used in this recipe. You can use mini twists or these fun square pretzel bites. Both will work.
Top each pretzel with one unwrapped chocolate covered candy. (I highly recommend unwrapping the candies! Just sayin’….) As you can see, I made more than 20…cause its chocolate and caramel… and they’re so easy to make!
Place baking sheet into preheated oven and bake 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate caramel candy piece begins to soften, but not melt. Keep a close eye on’em.
Top each candy with a pecan half. Don’t those look delicious?!
You can stop right here, but I wanted to dress them up a bit. They are, after all, a Christmas candy. They need to be extra pretty for Santa and his helpers. Especially the “Mom” Elves!
In a small ceramic or glass bowl add ½ cup White chocolate melts. Follow melting instructions on the back of the package. I like to adjust the microwave power to 50% and melt for 3 minutes.
Stir chocolate melts until smooth and creamy.
Using a spoon drizzle melted white chocolate over the top of each pecan topped pretzel. Not only does this dress these Pretzel Turtles up a bit, the extra chocolate helps hold the pecans down on top of the Rolo candies. Ya don’t want one flying off and poking an eye out!
Allow chocolate to dry in a cool place. Once chocolates have set up, remove them from the parchment paper or silicone mat, and store in an air tight container.
These candies look amazing stacked in a candy dish. They are crunchy, salty, and sweet! They’ll cure any craving you have for for that dynamic combination.
I love how quickly these treats comes together! There’s nothing better than a special homemade goodie that doesn’t take hours to make.
I hope you enjoy this treat this Holiday Season! Give ’em as gifts and you’ll be the favorite neighbor for miles around!
Happy Nesting and Happy Holidays!
- 20 small pretzels
- 20 creamy caramels in chocolate, like Rolo's
- 20 Pecan halves
- ½ cup white chocolate melts
- Preheat oven to 250°. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Place one pretzel for each pretzel treat on prepared baking sheet. Top each pretzel with one unwrapped chocolate caramel candy.
- Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate caramel piece begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top each softened candy with pecan half by lightly pressing into candy. Cool.
- Meanwhile, in a small glass bowl place ½ cup white chocolate melts, set power on microwave to 50% and cook for 3 minutes. Stir until chocolate melts are smooth and creamy. Drizzle white chocolate over tops of each pecan. Allow chocolate drizzle to set up completely before storing in air tight container.
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Serving Size:1 candy
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g