Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Easy Pretzel Turtles

This year, I found this super easy recipe that I think will be a new tradition for our holiday baking! My daughter loved making them and we all love eating them. They are so easy and delicious and with chocolate drizzled on top, they look elegant. 

1 bag Rolo candies, unwrapped (about 50)
Mini pretzel squares or traditional mini pretzels (about 50)
Pecan halves (about 50)

Optional: White chocolate chips or White chocolate/ Candy Cane candy disc melts

Preheat oven to 300 F°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Arrange pretzels in a single layer on the cookie sheet and top each pretzel with a Rolo. Bake in oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and press a pecan half onto each melted Rolo-covered pretzel.

If desired, melt about 1/2 cup of white chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave, heating and stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Pour into a small plastic bag and cut off a small bit of one corner. Squeeze the bag of chocolate as you drizzle over the pretzels to make small parallel lines on top. Let candies sit on the counter for about an hour or refrigerate for about 25 minutes to set the chocolate. Store in an airtight container or place in mini baking cups to serve. Makes about 50 Pretzel Turtles.

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