Pretzel Turtles are one of the tastiest and easiest treats you’ll make! Crunchy salty pretzel layered with sweet caramel chocolate Rolo candy and finished with pecans. Everyone loves these ooey-gooey little bites!
Why These Rolo Pretzel Turtles Are So Good!
- Super easy to make, great for entertaining.
- Kids will love to make these!
- Sweet and salty, a great combination.
- A perfect treat for the holidays.
Rolo Pretzel Turtles Ingredients
- Nuts – pecan halves (or any other type of nut)
- Mini pretzels
- Rolo chocolate candies
How To Make These Rolo Pretzel Turtles – Step By Step
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Unwrap your Rolos – try not to eat all of them. Place pretzels on the baking sheet in one layer. Top each pretzel with a Rolo. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt.
The Rolo candy should be soft but not completely melted. Remove from oven, carefully use a spatula to lift the pretzels on cooling rack and immediately squish the Rolo candy with a nut. ooohlala! Watch the caramel ooze out!
An Easy Holiday Treat
These Rolo Pretzel Turtles are a breeze to whip up, perfect for last minute gatherings or just easy treats! Only 3 ingredients needed, it’s fun for the whole family to get involved building them. Then it’s just 5 mins in the oven and hey presto, soft, crunchy, salty and sweet all in one bite!
Can You Freeze Rolo Pretzel Turtles?
You really don’t need to freeze pretzels covered in chocolate. They have a pretty long shelf life. Just keep them in an airtight container, a cookie tin, a glass jar, etc. Even pretzels with the Rollo and pecan melted on top should stay fresh for a couple of months if they are stored well.
Top Tips For Rolo Pretzel Turtles
- If you’d like the chocolate to set, you can pop the turtles in the fridge.
- Use parchment paper to avoid the chocolate sticking to the baking tray.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature (preferably in a single layer – the chocolate softens up just a little at room temperature).
- You can top with nuts or get creative and use a piece of candy, sprinkles etc. – have fun!
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I love hearing from you! If you have made these delicious Rolo Pretzel Turtles, be sure to leave me a star rating and a comment below!
Rolo Pretzel Turtles
- Nuts - pecan halves or any other type of nut
- Mini pretzels
- Rolo chocolate candies
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Unwrap your Rolos - try not to eat all of them. Place pretzels on the baking sheet in one layer. Top each pretzel with a Rolo. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt.
- The Rolo candy should be soft but not completely melted. Remove from oven, carefully use a spatula to lift the pretzels on cooling rack and immediately squish the Rolo candy with a nut. ooohlala! Watch the caramel ooze out!
Use parchment paper to avoid the chocolate sticking to the baking tray.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature (preferably in a single layer - the chocolate softens up just a little at room temperature).
You can top with nuts or get creative and use a piece of candy, sprinkles etc. - have fun!
I love these!! They are so easy and delicious! Thank you!!
I like cookies give us more like this 😉
Picked up contents for Rolno Pretzels yesterday. What a delicious snack. Drool just thinking about them.
these are adorable! i’ve got to try these. these would make a great holiday gift.
just finished making a batch.I which Rolo had a dark chocolat, these are soooo good.
Synder makes a pretzel called Snaps. They are small and square. I like to toast my pecans a little, before putting them on top of the Rolo. You can not stop eating these!!!
I love this! I am a huge fan of Rolos. Used to always buy them at the rink when the kids were small and I spent all my free time freezing my tush off at the arena. Rolos made it worth braving the cold. This is a really unique idea. Totally trying this one, but I will not be dressing up like any housewives, unless there’s any new ones who wear sweats or p.j. bottoms while they cook.
OMG. Rolos!! That’s crazy!! Looks good..my daughter is asking me to make it.
These looks great! What a fun recipe to make.
This is so yummy sounding! I love how easy it is 🙂
You. Are. Kidding. Me.
My volunteer group made these for a workshop and they’re heaven. Being a dietitian, I thought they were a bit sweet. I partially froze the rolos and cut in half. Baked with the carmel side down. They melted faster so watch your bake times. Now I taste the salty more than the sweet and that works for me. A bit more work but HALF the sugar and still a very tasty treat.
I heard about these yesterday from the grocery store check out lady who saw the square pretzels I was buying (to make the famous Chex® Mix). She raved so much about this recipe that I took my bags to the car, and went back in the store to get the Rolos® and pecan halves. I made a few last night (but I used some pecan pieces I had already opened), and they were very easy to make. She suggested sauteing the pecans in butter before placing them on top of the melted candy (excellent tip). They are good… and addictive – it’s that salty/sweet combo that works so well. I’ll make the rest to take in to the office for my department Christmas gathering tomorrow. But the next time I make these, I think I’ll take Jonathan’s suggestion and use the Dove® brand or something with better quality chocolate. I’m sure the majority of people who use Rolos® will think they taste just fine (and they do), but being a Toblerone® fan, I could tell that the Rolos® were the “weakest link”.
oooh the rolo goodness! i had no idea that those cute little candies (that fit so nicely tucked away in my 4 yr old daughter’s beautiful new purse) had so much potential!
How emasculated I am to find myself on a blog where the commenters are offering ways to reduce tummy-bulge and increase cup sizes. But, I do love food, so…
Try these Rolo/Pretzel thingies with Dove chocolate caramels on the square shaped snap-style pretzels. The chocolate is a little bit better quality (creamier) than Rolos, but that’s just one man’s opinion.
You’re on your own with the girdle and bra thing, however. I can offer no opinion on that, and really wouldn’t know where to begin either 😉
(And, you got my vote on the Marx Food contest, Jaden, but according to the site statistics, you’re ahead by a few hundred noses in that race.)
Happy New Year.
Your food pictures look amazing! I’d love to know how your setup is when picturing your food.
What is silPAT?
I see that Spanx is the answer but where exactly does it (the flab/muffin top/FAT) all go? I can just see putting on some Spanx underwear and it would flatten out my tummy but it would all spill out over the top! Nice not to cook every now and then huh?
My sis-in-law was in the same “lose 15 lbs and gain 2 cup sizes” a few years ago at New Year’s. Solution? Spanx, of course. But also… a small sock rolled up under each boob inside her bra. Crazy? Yes. Works? Surprisingly, yes! Plus it gave us something to laugh about all night long. Yeah, we’re a little wacky out here in No. Cal., but at least our sock-boosted-boobs look good. Not that I’D ever try anything like that…
p.s. – voted for ya. Good luck!
OoOoOo Yummmm…I just made these! wow..soooo good!
the only change I’d make is to leave them on the silPat while they cool, so you won’t lose any of the dripping choc or caramel, I’d hate to see my chocoholic-friend make these, as she’d be licking the plate! LOL
OMG! Your Rolo Pretzel Turtles looks so glamarous and so divine, I sure wish you can get Santa to fly some over to us in Kuala Lumpur. We had been busy late, miss reading your posts will do now! 🙂 Have a great joyly Christmas! xxx
Definitely a great idea for parties.. Can’t believe how easy this is 🙂
IF only they made Dark Chocolate Rolos….
Yum–looks so good! Have a great time, Gabby. 🙂
These candies are so delicious and I always love how easy they are to make.
What kind of people don’t like pecans???
I haven’t had these in years, in fact, I had forgotten all about them – thanks for the reminder!!
Oh wait. These would be so good, fresh out of the oven, with ice cream!!!!!
“a voté” as we say in french 🙂
Oh yeah, we are so making these tonight. Three of our fave snacks in one gooey treat!!
Spanx are your answer! They really, really work!!! You’ll look smooth and polished without the use of Pam!!!
The rolo pretzels look great too!!!
Pecans and slivered almonds sound good for this, but I think I might also try some whole meats of macadamia nuts on some. I love how the macadamia feels when I bite into it.
that recipe is too dangerous!! happy holidays!
My sister-in-law just made these and it was love at first bite. I was stunned and delighted when I found out how easy they are to make. She used the square pretzels, but I think they look much cuter (and turtle-like) with the twisted pretzels.
Oh man, I remember when you posted this recipe originally (last year or so?). I made and ate these things like crazy. They were my crack, for a time. So bad for you, but so yummy 🙂
Girl, get yourself some Spanx! They are THE only instant diet around! I always feel and look at least 5 lbs thinner after I put those on! After eating all of these candies, I’ll need 2 pair!