Easy Turtle Candy

So with all this preparation of cookies and fudge, it's nice to have a little extra candy that is simple.  One that is sweet but also salty because, frankly, all this sweetness can be a little overwhelming.  These little bites are just that.  Traditional Turtles are chocolate, caramel, and pecans.  This version makes it simple and gives it a little saltiness and depth.

I've seen these made all over the place using chocolate kisses.  But for me, I love, love, LOVE caramel.  I love turtle candy.  And one of my favorite candies are Rolos.  So using the same concept as the original candies, I wanted to make my own turtle candy.  There are 2 tricks to these though - make sure you only "bake" these for a few minutes.  You don't want chocolate caramel puddles!  And when you put the pecans on top, only press lightly!  Seriously, it will not take much pressure to push them into the Rolos.  Oh and one more trick - make sure you stash some for yourself or else you won't get any.  That's how fast they go!

Easy Turtle Candy


1 bag mini pretzels
1 bag Rolo® candies, unwrapped
1 bag pecan halves


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place pretzels on parchment.  Top with a Rolo candy.

3. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 4 minutes.

4. Remove baking sheet from oven.  Immediately place pecans on top of chocolate by lightly pressing down on pecans, just to make sure they are sealed onto the chocolate.

5. Leave on baking sheet and allow to cool.  Remove cooling rack and allow to set until hardened again.

Makes 3-4 dozen candies