Rolo pretzels are easy to make! You can customize this Rolo pretzel turtles recipe for any holiday or celebration. Everyone loves the combination of sweet and salty! Add your favorite color sprinkles to make them festive.
The last couple of days my toddlers have been sick and keeping locked up at home while I tend to the ill. As a result, this morning I work up with a major bout of cabin fever which caused me to head straight to the kitchen and get out the sprinkles.
Sprinkles are a sure-fire mood booster. Trust me. I pretty much have a PhD in colorful sugary things.
To help cure my sick-toddler-blues, I decided to make a little treat for Valentine’s Day, since it’s right around the corner. It happens to be my favorite holiday to get crazy in the kitchen.
I love making these Rolo pretzel turtles because they are so easy and delicious. This time I decided my Rolo turtles a holiday twist, dipping them in white chocolate and adding some pretty pink and white touches.
Your gift recipient is sure to love them and they will definitely cure what ails ya. You could also make these Rolo pretzels for a cookie exchange, Christmas gifts, or any other holiday. Just change up the colors you use.
Here’s what you’re going to need to make them. Then I share a few tips and tricks for success just in case you’re wondering.
Rolo Pretzel Recipe
Makes 30 treats
- Square Pretzels – 60
- Rolos – 30
- Pecans – 15 (you’re going to half them)
- White melting chocolate
- Sprinkles & coconut to top
Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe
- If you’re not thrilled about caramel, you can use other chocolate candies sandwiched between the pretzels. Hershey’s kisses are a good one and they come in a lot of fun varieties to try.
- You can use regular mini pretzels for this recipe – you don’t have to use the squares. The squares are just convenient and cute.
- If you don’t care for white chocolate, you can use regular chocolate or really any kind of melting chocolate that you like. It’s fun to play with colorful candy wafers for this!
- Are you a person that does a lot of candy and cookie dipping? I absolutely love my Wilton chocolate melting pot. You can pull the silicone inside out and remove the leftover chocolate very easily. It’s one of my favorite kitchen tools and I highly recommend it.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with toppings. Some people add an M&M on top. Other people drizzle across peanut butter across the melting chocolate. You can be simple or more fancy depending on your mood.
- These will last up to a week in an airtight container. If you leave them out unsealed, the pretzels will get stale quickly.
So cute, right? The pink and red are my absolute favorite and turn everything they touch to darling. Plus, tiny hearts? Sign me up.
The beauty of this Rolo pretzels recipe? They are simple to make with a big payoff.
Pretty, yummy and perfect for giving to the loves of your life for the holidays without breaking a sweat in the kitchen. Rolo pretzel turtles, you are my chocolate and caramel dream come true!
Get the printable recipe for these delicious treats below.
- 60 square pretzels
- 30 Rolo caramels
- 15 pecans (halved)
- 2 oz candy melts
- Coconut (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unwrap all the Rolos and half the pecans (cut them with a knife).
- Place square pretzels in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. Place a Rolo on top of each pretzel.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake 3 minutes, until the Rolos have softened.
- Remove from the oven and place a pecan half and square pretzel on top of each Rolo to form a sandwich. Let cool completely.
- Add the melting wafers to a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute at 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.
- Dip one half of each pretzel sandwich into the melted chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to run off, then return to the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with sprinkles and coconut (if desired). Allow to cool and set completely before serving.
Serving Size:1 treat
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g
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