Mini Pretzel Turtles are just about the easiest, tasty treat you can make. From start to finish, it took no more than 20 minutes. Plus, it is a fun, no fuss, no mess baking you can do with your kids.
The recipe calls for a bag of Rolo, a candy that I haven’t tasted in at least 10 years.
D has never heard of Rolo. Yes, you may gasp. I did. What? That’s like saying you don’t know what M&M is! That you don’t know what Kit Kat is. Or Skittles. Or… or… I was speechless. He’s so weird, sometimes I don’t know how we get along.
These turtles would take less than 10 minutes to make if they weren’t wrapped individually.
I think D’s trying to show me his fierce face because I was making fun of him. Or maybe because I wouldn’t let him taste one.
No mess except for the foil leftover. I thought, if I were crafty, I could so something with these. Then Soso exclaimed there were bits of chocolate and caramel stuck on the foil. Excitedly. She was about to start licking them off because I wouldn’t let her taste a Rolo either. Patience my child!
Not only is it a fun activity, it is an educational one.
Have you started learning multiplication yet? What’s multiplication, Momma? It is a quick way to add. There are 9 pretzels in each row and there are 7 rows. 9 X 7 = 63 pretzels!
Huh? I’m just going to count by two’s. Never mind. How about, we have 63 pretzels, but we only need 57. How many pretzels do you take away? Before I could blink, 6 pretzels went straight into her belly. Well, a few went into D’s.
Here’s the final product.
With all the math distractions, I forgot to take a photo of the pretzels with just the Rolos.
Edited to add, I made a second batch and remembered to take a photo.
And I tried Peanut M&Ms and almonds for toppings this time.
Recipes for Mini Pretzel Turtles (also known as Rolo Pretzel Turtles) are posted on many websites, but I was inspired to make them when I saw it on Jane Deere. While, I’m not a huge pecan fan, I can tell after one bite that the turtles are here to stay. These are so good, I didn’t mind the pecans.
I do wish I had seen Recipe Rhapsody‘s version before I made mine. Recipe Rhapsody uses other nuts as well as fun toppings like Peanut M&Ms. I have another bag of Rolos and plenty of leftover pretzels. I’m going to make some with almonds, my favorite nut, and some with Peanut M&Ms for my second batch.
Mini Pretzel Turtles
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 mins
Serving: 57 turtles
1 bag Rolos, unwrapped (I counted 57 Rolos)
1 bag mini pretzels
1 bag pecan halves or other nuts of your choice
Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a large baking tray with foil. Place mini pretzels in single layer. Top each pretzel with a Rolo and bake for 4 minutes.
Remove immediately and add a pecan or other topping on top of each Rolo and press down. Cool for 20 minutes or throw it in the freezer for 10.