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EASY Rolo Pretzels (Rolo Turtles) for Holiday Gifting

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.

rolo pretzels

Crafting the perfect holiday dessert doesn’t have to involve a day-long saga in the kitchen, juggling dozens of ingredients like a circus performer. I’m excited to share the best recipe ever with you today: rolo pretzels.

This easy-to-make treat is the culinary equivalent of finding that one missing piece in a jigsaw puzzle – it just fits, perfectly encapsulating the essence of edible gifting and snacking with its cute, irresistible charm.

Today, I’m excited to take you through the journey of creating what I fondly dub as the easiest treats to ever grace your kitchen counter – a pretzel rolo recipe that’s bound to become your go-to holiday treat.

pretzels with rolos

Rolo pretzels, or as I like to call them, pretzel turtles, are the epitome of what happens when simplicity meets deliciousness. You’ll love the crunch of a perfectly baked pretzel, topped with a Rolo that, once melted, creates a harmonious blend of caramel and chocolate that’s just too good to resist.

This guide to making pretzels with Rolos is not just about mixing two ingredients; it’s about creating moments, memories, and perhaps, new traditions.

Why, you might ask, am I singing praises to such a simple concoction? Because in the midst of trying to perfect elaborate dishes and complicated desserts, there’s something genuinely refreshing about returning to the basics.

pretzel rolo recipe

This pretzel rolo recipe is my holiday manifesto, a testament to the beauty of goodies that require minimal effort yet deliver maximum joy. It’s for those of us who cherish the idea of gifting something homemade, something that whispers of care, thoughtfulness, and the warm embrace of the holiday spirit.

Crafting these pretzel turtles is a fun pause from the holiday frenzy, a moment of zen in the kitchen where the only expectation is to create something joyful. Whether you’re looking to dazzle at the office part, hitting up a cookie exchange, or in need of a last-minute gift that screams personal touch, this recipe is your golden ticket.

Get ready to dazzle your taste buds, impress your friends, and perhaps most importantly, enjoy the process of making these charming holiday treats. After all, isn’t enjoying the little things what the holiday season is all about? Let’s dive into the sweet, salty, and utterly satisfying world of rolo pretzels.

rolo pretzel recipe

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.

Ingredients – makes 30

  • Square mini 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 candies, 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 peanut butter across the melting chocolate. You can be simple or more fancy depending on your mood.

pretzel and rolo candy

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!

These will last up to a week in an airtight container. If you leave them out unsealed, the pretzels will get stale quickly.

Christmas pretzel turtles with rolos

Get the printable recipe for these delicious treats below.

Yield: 30 treats

Rolo Pretzels

rolo and pretzel turtles

This pretzels with Rolos are easy to make! This quick and delicious holiday treat will be done in a matter of minutes, and is perfect for gifting or cookie exchanges.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 60 square pretzels
  • 30 Rolo candies
  • 15 pecans (halved)
  • 2 oz candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Coconut (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Pretzels, rolos, pecans, melted wafers, sprinkles
  2. Unwrap all the Rolos and half the pecans (cut them with a knife).Halving the pecans
  3. Place square pretzels in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. Place a Rolo on top of each pretzel.Laying out the square pretzels and putting the Rolos on top
  4. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake 3 minutes, until the Rolos have softened.Rolos on top of square pretzels
  5. Remove from the oven and press a pecan half and square pretzel on top of each Rolo to form a sandwich. Let cool completely.Pushing down the pecans and placing the pretzels on top
  6. 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.White wafers melted in a bowl
  7. Dip one half of each pretzel sandwich into the melted chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to run off, then return to the baking sheet.Dipping the turtles into the melted white candy
  8. Sprinkle with sprinkles and coconut (if desired). Allow to cool and set completely before serving.Sprinkles added to the top of the melted white candy

Nutrition Information:



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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Happy Christmas baking! Let me know what you think about these pretzels with Rolos in the comments. Plus I’d love for you to check out these other cute Christmas desserts:

Candy Cane FudgeChristmas Butter CookiesChristmas CrackChristmas CupcakesChristmas Linzer CookiesGrinch CookiesGrinch CupcakesMarshmallow Pretzel TreatsMini Santa StrawberriesOreo BallsPeppermint Frosted CookiesPeppermint Ice CreamPeppermint Pudding CookiesPopcornRed Velvet Thumbprint CookiesReindeer ChowReindeer CookiesRice Krispie TreatsSanta CookiesTree BrowniesTree CupcakesWhoopie PiesWreath Cupcakes


Sunday 7th of February 2016

These rolos are so cute! You ladies did an awesome job!


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