Pretzel Turtles


Several years ago, a friend of mine was telling me about how much she loves turtles…and I’m not talking about the animal.  Although, now that I think about it, she loves those, too.  Anyway, she was talking about the combination of chocolate, caramel, and pecans.  Who can blame her?  I love that combination too!  After that conversation, I started looking around for turtle recipes, and came across this one…and so very glad I did.  This is one of the easiest sweet appetizers that I’ve made, and you pick exactly how many you want to make.  You can make 5 or 50.  Personally, I really like having that option.

IMG_3670First, preheat your oven to 300 degrees.  Place mini pretzels on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and place a chocolate covered caramel candy on top of each pretzel.  Bake for 4 minutes.  You only need to make sure the candies are melted enough to press a pecan on top, so be sure not to overbake…they’ll turn into a mess!

IMG_3672When candies and pretzels are done baking, remove from oven and immediately press one pecan half into each chocolate candy.  This secures all three items together.

IMG_3674Once they have cooled, removed from pan and store in airtight container until ready to serve.

pretzel turtlesThese are super yummy!  Great combination of salty of sweet, and a little something different to pack for kids!

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