Pretzel Turtles (3 Ingredients)


Where have these tasty Pretzel Turtles been all my life? This is one of those easy treats that I’ve seen for years yet I’ve never actually tried them it until now. I was totally missing out because these seriously easy treats are so good! My 5 year old loved to help me make these and we both loved that they were ready so quickly. And I actually love melty chocolate so I may or may not have eaten a few before they chilled and set. There’s just something so irresistable about melted chocolate. 

Pretzel Turtles (3 Ingredients) | Cooking Classy

Pretzel Turtles (3 Ingredients) | Cooking Classy

Really this is one of those things you don’t really need a recipe for, it’s more to share the idea with you in case you’ve been missing out on it. Because maybe you’re like me and you’ve been seeing them for years but for one reason or another you just always forget to make them, so I’m here to tell you do it! And then quickly rush them off to neighbors and friends before you’ve polished off half the batch and then suddenly realized what you’ve done :). Chocolate is just one of those thing that gets us all isn’t it? Especially after a long day, or a bad day, or a hectic day, or a rainy day, or a monday, or yeah, just any day. It’s chocolate! And it has magical powers.


So just imagine tasting it now – a crisp, salty pretzel topped with decadent chocolate that’s filled with sweet soft caramel and finish it off with a crunchy pecan for a pop of nutty goodness. Mmm mmm mmm. And they are just so perfectly mini and pop-able. I love holiday treats like these!

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Pretzel Turtles (3 Ingredients)

5 from 6 votes

Yield: 50


  • 1 (11 oz) bag Rolo candies (50 Rolo's)
  • 50 mini pretzels
  • 50 pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line an 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay pretzels in a single layer on baking sheet then place one Rolo candy in the center of each pretzel. Warm in preheated oven just until chocolate and caramel have softened, about 4 minutes. Remove from oven then press 1 pecan into each rolo candy. Transfer baking sheet to refrigerator and chill until chocolate has set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (preferably in a single layer - the chocolate softens up just a little at room temperature).


  • Paige: One of my favorite Christmas treats!

    Paige December 15, 2016 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: These are so cute! December 15, 2016 at 2:33pm Reply

  • Juliana Ramsey: These look so good! I would do candied pecans pressed into the chocolate!! Jaclyn, even though everyone who tries my desserts and they say that it is delicious,, the real credit goes to you! If it wasn’t for ‘Cooking Classy’ I wouldn’t be making your tasty desserts! Thanks Jaclyn! December 16, 2016 at 12:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’ve loved having you follow along Juliana! Thanks for reading my blog :)! December 16, 2016 at 1:58pm Reply

      • Juliana Ramsey: No thank you for doing the blog! Also totally off topic, how much Lemon extract do you think that I would need to make the Peppermint Meltaway cookies into Lemon Meltaway cookies?? You are the professional! ;) December 16, 2016 at 2:12pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: I’d probably go with 1 1/2 tsp extract plus some lemon zest for a fairly strong lemon flavor. December 19, 2016 at 7:47pm Reply

  • PAMELA: These look like some awesome cookies. Can’t wait to make them. December 20, 2016 at 8:43am Reply

  • Helene: I agree with Pamela …
    Thank you so much for all those so good looking recipes !
    I appreciate all your ideas on how to replace dairy products since I’m dairy products intolérante (such a pain)!
    I want to try these they are to cute ! December 22, 2016 at 5:54am Reply

  • Aga: 300 degrees in Fahrenheit? :) November 12, 2017 at 12:55pm Reply

  • Barb: So easy. The most difficult part of this recipe was unwrapping the Rolos. I would, and probably will, make them again. Thanks 🎄 November 16, 2017 at 11:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the review Barb! November 16, 2017 at 1:30pm Reply

  • Diane: Thanks for great baking ideas December 5, 2017 at 6:34am Reply

  • Carla: Could these be frozen until needed? December 5, 2017 at 10:20am Reply

  • Jen: Super easy–the hardest part was peeling Rolos! A perfect blend of sweet, salty and crunchy. Delicious, easy and I’ll definitely make them again! Went by SO fast. I would have made more if I had more Rolos. Definitely will make them each holiday season!

    I stored mine in the fridge until it was time to share with others. December 11, 2017 at 1:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Jen! December 12, 2017 at 12:16pm Reply

  • Katelynn Gagnon: how long are they good for in an air tight container? December 18, 2017 at 9:04am Reply

    • Nancy: I put them in a airtight container and freeze them…last a long time… January 1, 2018 at 10:46am Reply

  • beya: can you use walnuts or another nut instead or is pecan the best? December 19, 2017 at 10:55am Reply

  • Carrie Dowdell: Easy and delicious! Would’ve been nice to have rollos that were not individually wrapped December 19, 2017 at 6:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I know, right? :) December 21, 2017 at 2:51pm Reply

  • Kristina: Bulk barn!! No unwrapping to do! December 21, 2017 at 7:07pm Reply

  • Laurie perrine: Made these two years in a row, they come out of the oven fine, then after I refrigerate them to harden, both times the chocolate on the rolo turns funky and has white spots on it like it was old chocolate .Any ideas why this happens? December 27, 2017 at 6:50am Reply

  • Nancy: I use m&m peanuts instead of the pecan and the butter flavored snaps..
    Everyone loves them😊 January 1, 2018 at 10:45am Reply

  • WILLIE BOURQUE: My grandchildren an I make these every Christmas. They don’t last a week. We have to make more before Christmas! January 26, 2018 at 10:20pm Reply

  • WILLIE BOURQUE: Everyone loves them, they really taste like the turtles candy! January 26, 2018 at 10:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked them! January 30, 2018 at 1:09pm Reply

  • Zaklina: Love these! Such a quick and easy treat to make with the perfect combo of sweet and salty! Would highly recommend this recipe. February 7, 2018 at 5:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review Zaklina! February 9, 2018 at 11:54am Reply

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