Rolo Pretzel Turtles have the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and they are so delicious! These gooey, yummy treats are also super easy to make. Next time you have to whip up a fast dessert, this is the one for you!
The crispy crunch adds another element of goodness to enjoy in these little snacks. Every single bite is like a party in the mouth.
I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of this post.
Recipes with Pretzels
Mini twisted pretzels are a great foundation for so many different dishes, including these Turtle-like treats and these pepperoni pretzel pizza bites. They’re also good in this Chex party mix that we enjoy munching on while watching sports, movies, or our favorite shows on TV.
Pick up a bag of twisted pretzels and experiment with different combinations. If you have chocolate, cheese, nuts, dry cereal, seasonings, and other ingredients in the pantry, you should be able to come up with some great treats.
Rolo Pretzel Turtles Ingredients
You only need 3 ingredients to make Rolo Pretzel Turtles. And you can make as many as you like in a very short amount of time.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Mini twisted pretzels, either regular or gluten-free
- Rolos candy
- Pecan halves
You can use other types of nuts, but they won’t be as much like the Turtles candy so many of us love.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make Rolo Pretzel Turtles
Before you begin, I highly recommend making sure you have what you need. I knew I had pecans in the freezer, but I checked to make sure I had enough. I didn’t. So when I went to the store to get the Rolos, I grabbed a bag of pecans.
Now it’s time to get started on making these treats. You’ll be amazed by how quickly you can create such deliciousness.
First, preheat your oven to 300. You don’t need to make it hotter because everything is cooked. All you need to do is melt the chocolate enough for it to stick to the pretzel and pecan.
Secondly, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. This keeps the candy from sticking to the pan.
Next, place the pecans on top of the parchment paper. You can use as many as you want, but they need to be in a single layer.
Carefully place a Rolo candy in the center of each pretzel.
I purchased a bag of unwrapped Rollo candies to save time.
After you have all the Rolo candies placed, put the pan in the oven and bake for 4 minutes. This is how long it takes to barely melt the chocolate and make the caramel center gooey.
After 4 minutes, remove the pan from the oven. Next, press a pecan into each of the Rolo candies. Squish it down a bit to make sure everything sticks.
Let it rest on the pan until the chocolate begins to set. Carefully transfer each of the Turtles-style candies to a plate and place it in the refrigerator.
Make sure they are in a single layer so they don’t stick together.
Let them cool until the chocolate firms back up. Serve when they’re firm.
If you have any left, put them in an airtight container or ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place.
Be aware that these candies are so delicious they won’t last long. They’re actually addictive.
More Fun Desserts and Sweet Treats
If you like these Turtle-style candies, you’ll love the varieties of fudge I make. This rocky road fudge has many of the same qualities. It’s also easy to make and perfect for special occasions and gifts.
This creamy orange fudge is also yummy. One bite, and you’ll be reminded of old fashioned creamsicles.
Another wonderful and super easy treat is this 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge. It’s perfect for those times when you have a lot of baking to do, and someone wants homemade candy.
My friend Julie makes this amazing Velveeta fudge that is so creamy and sweet you’ll have a hard time resisting eating the whole batch. While you’re checking out her recipe, click around her blog, Back to My Southern Roots, and check out all of her other great recipes.
These peanut butter fudge bars are a delicious treat. Both kids and adults love these bars, so they’ll disappear quickly.
If you like peanut butter and want something sweet, make one of these peanut butter mug cakes. It’s perfect for those times when you want a single serving of dessert.
- 24 mini twisted pretzels (regular or gluten-free)
- 24 Rolo candies (or other chocolate caramel candy)
- 24 pecan halves
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the pretzels on a single layer on the covered baking sheet.
- Put a Rolo candy in the center of each pretzel.
- Bake for 4 minutes. Remove the baking sheet and gently press a pecan half into the center of each of the warm candies.
- Allow the candy to cool completely before eating.
- You can store the candy in an air-tight container for a few days, if they last that long.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 443Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 2mgSodium 1088mgCarbohydrates 81gFiber 3gSugar 14gProtein 10g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.