Rolo Pretzel Turtles

You’ll love these traditional Rolo Pretzel Turtles that are perfect for gift giving during the holidays. Only 3 ingredients.

I love when fall hits and the holidays roll around because I want to bake all of the things. Pumpkin bread, chocolate caramel cookies, apple pies…baking food for my family to enjoy is a comfort to me.

But when Christmas rolls around and I see the trays of sprinkled Christmas cookies, it’s not the baked cookies that I reach for. It’s the candy.

Salty and sweet taste gets me every time, so these caramel pretzel turtles rank at the top of my wish list. Kids love these Rolo pretzel bites and you will, too. The treats will melt in your mouth!

a bowl of caramel pecan pretzel turtles

About this Pretzel Rolo Recipe:

  • Flavor: Sweet and salty is the flavor of this easy treat recipe. You’ll taste chocolate and caramel. The hardest part is not eating them all at one sitting.
  • Texture: Crunchy pretzels and pecans pairs perfectly with creamy chocolate and chewy caramel.
  • Method: This recipe is made in the oven, although you’ll only need it for about 5 minutes.

Rolo Pretzel Ingredients

You’ll need just 3 ingredients for this recipe:

  • Pretzels. Use mini pretzels that are traditional shape or square.
  • Rolos. Rolos are widely available so it is a great candy to use. You could use another caramel filled candy such as Dove chocolates or Milky Way Simply Caramel.
  • Pecans. Use pecan halves so they are easy to press into the melted chocolate.
overhead view of pretzel turtles on a baking pan

How to Make Rolo Pretzel Turtles

  • Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lay the square pretzels (or other mini pretzels) down on the prepared pan in a single layer. Place an unwrapped Rolo candy on top of each pretzel.
  • Place a pecan half on top of the Rolo candy. You can do this after if you’d like, but the pecans I typically do it all at once.
  • Bake for 4-5 minutes in the preheated oven or until the chocolate is soft.
  • Press the pecan down into the chocolate candy. Or if you did not before, place a pecan on top of each of the Rolos and press slightly.
closeup of a bowl of pretzel rolo turtles, one with a bite out of it

Recipe Variations

  • Drizzle with white chocolate for a contrast.
  • Top with a Hershey Kiss or Hershey hugs and an M&M instead of a Rolo and pecan.
  • Use chopped pecans and place a second pretzel on top while the chocolate is still melted for a pretzel sandwich.

Storage Instructions

You can store these in an airtight container at room temperature, the fridge or in the freezer. If you chose to freeze, allow them to thaw completely before opening the container so that they stay fresh.

overhead view of a bowl of pretzel turtles
overhead view of a bowl of pretzel turtles

Rolo Pretzel Turtles

5 from 2 votes
You'll love these traditional Rolo Pretzel Turtles that are perfect for gift giving during the holidays. Only 3 ingredients.
Servings 35 candies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 35 waffle pretzels or regular shaped pretzels
  • 35 Rolo candies unwrapped
  • 35 pecan halves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lay the square pretzels (or other mini pretzels) down on the prepared pan in a single layer. Place an unwrapped Rolo candy on top of each pretzel.
  • Place a pecan half on top of the Rolo candy. You can do this after if you'd like, but the pecans I typically do it all at once.
  • Bake for 4-5 minutes in the preheated oven or until the chocolate is soft.
  • Press the pecan down into the chocolate candy. Or if you did not before, place a pecan on top of each of the Rolos and press slightly.
  • Allow the chocolate to set completely before storing in an airtight container.
  • Store at room temperature for up to 1 week. These also freeze well in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks..

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 35 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 piece. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 55
Keyword christmas candy, easy homemade candy

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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David Ryan
8 years ago

Wow. They look yummy. I want to try how to bake them.

SB
8 years ago

These appear to have 4 ingredients not 3 as posted.
Pretzel
Caramel
Chocolate kiss
Pecan

Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik
8 years ago

Oh yummy! I bought Werther’s for the first time a couple months ago and LOVED the taste and texture much better than others. And these turtles look to die for!

AnnMarie
8 years ago

Wow! I love the more caramel idea! Love the simplicity too! Pinned.

Terry
8 years ago

Yummy!!

Mary
8 years ago

Wow this looks so yummy! I’ve made something similar before, pretzels Rolos and pecans, but this version looks great! You seem to make so many wonderful recipes! I’m cohosting a link up I think you’d be interested in, Delcious Dish Tuesday, it opens up at 12am EST TOMORROW. I hope to see another one of your Delcious recipes tomorrow!

Kate
8 years ago

These look great, and so simple! I’ve seen a couple of different ideas using caramels and pretzels like this, but I’m worried that the cooled product/leftover candies will be tough or hard to bite — like a salted caramel chocolate chip cookie I made recently; great out the the oven, but with the older cookies the caramel pieces were like hard candies. Thoughts? Ideas to avoid that? Thanks!

Maria
7 years ago

Where did you buy the werthers baking caramels, I live in Dayton Ohio. The werthers company never answers my emails. So I ordered them through Amazon.

Maria
7 years ago

Werthers finally emailed me, the caramels are no longer made. Bummer, they were good.

Rachel Kemplin
4 years ago

Oh my! I made these with my children and they are so delicious! We made a huge error though….we forgot to line the baking sheet and couldn’t get the cookies off. ????????????. So funny! Thanks for the lovely, simple recipe. Next time, these we are going to nail this.

Yvonne Falgout
4 years ago

5 stars
How long can these store and still be good/tasty? Can you freeze them?

Anonymous
4 years ago

5 stars
I’ve tried this recipe but used werther’s caramels. Recipe says 7 minutes for werther’s it’s more like 3
minutes or less. Like this recipe.