Pretzel Rolo Turtles


September 20th 2011

Ohhh no you don’t. Don’t you dare look at me like that.
You can blame my sister for this one. She is the one who told me about these little nuggets of pure chocolate and caramel crack rock. Poor mans turtles I call these. I love me some Turtle candies. After I made these and ate, ohhh about 8 of them, I sent her a text message, and I quote…

A word to the wise, DO NOT MAKE THESE if….

  • You have will power issues
  • You have an addictive personality
  • You are PMS’ing
  • Your significant other just broke up with you
  • Your favorite bachelor did not get a rose

So consider that your warning. Don’t come back to me when you eat all of my sister at (813) 933-…..






Not much of a recipe. But here it is so you can print it out.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Pretzel Rolo Turtles
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 4
The poor mans Turtle. Pretzel Rolo Turtles
  • 20 Miniature Pretzels,
  • 20 Rolo Candies, unwrapped
  • 20 Pecans, toasted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and toast for about 7 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Remove them from the oven.
  4. On a small baking sheet, arrange the pretzels.
  5. Place one Rolo on top of each pretzel
  6. Place them in the oven for about 4-5 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan and smoosh one pecan on top of each Rolo.
In a pinch and dont want to turn on the oven? Just want ONE? Place a pretzel and a Rolo on a microwave safe plate and nuke for 15 seconds. Remove from the microwave and smoosh the pecan into the Rolo. This recipe is for 20 candies, but you can make however many you would like.


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    Love these! You can just put an M&M or something on top for those crazy nut haters/allergy-people, too.

  3. 4

    I LOVE these things. A friend of mine makes them every Christmas, and I’m pretty sure I put away about 20 of them in one sitting last year. Sooo delicious.

  4. 5

    Love these! I make them with Pretzel M&M’s on top since Josh is allergic to nuts. So addicting!

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    chocolate and caramel crack rock…….

    I like that.

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    I haven’t seen these before but I certainly am going to be making them soon! Maybe tonight even. I know there’s some rolos around here somewhere…hmmm….

  7. 8

    These are amazing!

  8. 9

    Oh dear… these DO look like trouble. I’ll wait to make them when we have guests coming over.

  9. 10

    Are you from Heaven?
    I know what I’m making tonight.

  10. 11

    One of my friends made these a while back when she had us over for coffee. Everyone loved them and loved them even more when they got to know how easy they were to make. These seriously should be banned!

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    I make these one time a year at Christmas bc I can’t stop eating them. So good! Glad I am not the only one who can pop 8 right after making them.

  12. 13

    I cannot wait to make these! So glad I happened upon your site πŸ™‚

  13. 14

    I have been making these for years, and trust me they are worth the time and effort.

  14. 15

    Well done missy! This sounds lovely!

  15. 16

    What a fun easy snack…I can imagine that these wouldn’t last more than half an hour in my huose, then I’d have to make more to share with my family πŸ˜‰

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    Oh I love those things too! I usually just make them around the holidays, but I may just get a little wild and crazy and make them in September!!

  17. 18

    those were cute!!

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    Holy cow! These are amazing! I will ONLY make these when my sisters are here….they’ll eat them and I won’t feel ba eating them all!

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    My daughter would love these. Too bad I wont show them to her for a few weeks, I’m doing a boot camp and I have no willpower. None, zilch. But I give them 5 stars! πŸ™‚

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    You are evil to post this, but I love you anyway.

  21. 22

    I make these all the time. Such an easy last minute treat.

  22. 23

    Be still my heart. I love Rolos. I don’t love pretzels so much but their crunch and a bit of salt with a Rolo? Perfect!

  23. 24

    Delicious! Perfect for family get together snack. I love it πŸ™‚

  24. 25

    so easy and delicious! I am so making these!!!

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    Yeah, I would have serious self-control issues around those for sure!

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    so fun and easy! Love this idea! πŸ™‚

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    Oh man. These would be especially amazing as a holiday treat. I want a box of them for myself!

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    These are soooo going on my Christmas baking list πŸ™‚

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    Yeah, this is going to happen.

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    I made these for Thanksgiving day. They were delish! I made them with Rolos, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and chocolate chips. Thanks for the idea!

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    Thanks for posting the great tutorial. These are my favorite addicting goodie! I found you when I was looking for it to pin to Pinterest.

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    Love these. Making them as I type for a dear friend who I haven’t seen in a while! Btw I love your engagement ring and the sapphire stack!!!


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