Friday, December 20, 2013

Turtle Pretzels

It's that time of year! I obviously ALWAYS love to bake, but this time of year I can bake a lot more than usual. What's a better gift to receive than one that can be eaten? Okay, okay, I'd much rather have a trip around the world, but cookies are more realistic, and more delicious! I made this week 4 different Christmas treat recipes and have them all for you. This first one is the easiest, and maybe the yummiest!! Turtle Pretzels!

First, to get in the season. My boss' wonderful mother made all of us at work these SUPER cute holiday kitchen towels. Each one is a little bit different with different buttons & patterns. I absolutely LOVE them. 

Alright, now gather up the only three ingredients you'll need. That's right, only three. A small bag of pretzels (they have to be this shape, otherwise chocolate and caramel with melt through), a bag of rolos (or any other chocolate covered caramels), and some pecan halves.

Now for the hardest part of the entire recipe...unwrap all the rolos. I wish the bag of them came already unwrapped, but oh well. I just grabbed Dan and had him help me out and it was done in no time!

Place the pretzels onto a cookie sheet and top with the rolos. There were about 40 rolos in my bag.

Place the cookie sheet into a 300 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2-4 minutes. Make sure to check often and don't let the rolos completely melt. You just want them to be soft. Gather up your pecans.

Take each pecan half and gently squish them down onto the softened rolos. Careful not to burn your fingers on the gooey chocolate & caramel.

Let them cool either in the fridge or at room temperature and enjoy! These are seriously so freaking good!

Turtle Pretzels
1 12 oz bag rolos
About 40 pretzels (they need to be either the circle or square ones)
About 40 pecan halves

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Unwrap the entire bag of rolos and set aside. Place about 40 pretzels onto a cookie sheet. Top each pretzel with a rolo. Place cookie sheet in the oven for 2-4 minutes, make sure to keep an eye on them so not to completely melt them. You just want the rolos to be soft. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and gently squish a pecan half down onto each rolo. Let cool and enjoy!

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