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 7 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).

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  • Diane: Be sure and use a salty pretzel. I used some buttery pretzels once and they were terrible – gotta have the salt! ALSO, I like to toast the pecans first – adds another level of flavor and makes the nuts crunchier. September 26, 2018 at 10:55am Reply

  • Louise: The easiest little treat to make. Having bridal party luncheon for my daughters tomorrow and I am sure they will be a great hit. Thanks love the simplicity. August 31, 2018 at 9:08am 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

  • 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

  • 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

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