Easy Turtles!

OK, so I’m probably the last person on earth to hear about this recipe. But a friend of mine made a version of these at a Halloween party and they’re so simple to make and so yummy that I’ve made them several times for parties since. It only takes a few minutes, and they’re just sooooooo good!

Easy Turtles

HARDWARE

1 cookie sheet
1 plate
Parchment paper

SOFTWARE

24 small pretzels
3 bars Rolo candy (24 individual candies)
24 pecan halves

Note: I like Snyder’s Butter Snaps pretzels for this. Not only are they tasty, they’re square-shaped (they look like little window panes or grids). This minimizes the chocolate seeping through. Also, Rolo “bars” (8 pieces wrapped in a single piece of foil) are easier to use than bags of individually-wrapped candies… although it’s surprisingly difficult to find the “bars” here in Charlotte.

1) Preheat oven to 300F.

2) Line a cookie sheet with parchment, then place pretzels on the sheet in a grid.

3) Place one Rolo candy, top side up, on each pretzel.

4) Bake for 3-4 minutes. Candies should retain their original shape, but should be very shiny.

5) Working quickly, remove pretzels from oven and top each one with a pecan half. Be sure to press the pecan down so that the chocolate covers the entire pretzel.

6) Let cool to almost room temperature, then place on plate and store in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to set.

If you don’t like pecans (and, if so why do you hate America?) or are allergic, you can substitute M&Ms or Hershey’s Kisses for the pecans.

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