Friday, December 23, 2011
3-Ingredient Chocolate, Caramel, Oh So Good, Turtles
I saw this recipe for “poor man’s” aka cheater turtles on The Old Farmer’s Almanac food blog. Just the other day Curtis brought home a bag of Kirkland Signature pecans, so I decided I could whip these out, Missy’s 3-ingredient fudge (with toffee, marshmallows and pecans added in) and coconut macaroons from Food & Wine all in a matter of minutes. Monday night, I did just that, so I’d have treats to bring into work this week.
The first two recipes were a breeze. Seriously, just a few ingredients and about 10 minutes later, I had two huge batches of Christmas cookies done! The macaroons only had a few ingredients and were simple to whip up as well. I stuck them in the oven and then ran upstairs to wrap a few gifts … and came back down to burned coconut cookies! Either the recipe is off or I didn’t set my timer correctly. And even though my resume claims I'm good at it, maybe I shouldn’t be trying to multi-task. You can’t win them all!
But long story short, these “turtles” are super cute, easy and so good! And they were quickly gobbled up at work. It would also be a great recipe to make with kids.
Rolo Pretzel Turtles Recipe
1. Pecan Halves
3. Rolo’s Candy
Preheat your oven to 350f. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put your pretzels on it, add a rolo on top of each pretzel (the hardest part of this recipe is un-wrapping all the rolos and trying not to pop every other one into your mouth, like I did!). Bake for about 3 minutes, just until the chocolate caramel goodness starts to get soft. Take ‘em out of the oven and press a pecan half on each one.
Let them cool at room temperature or if you want to speed up the process, throw the pan into the fridge for about 10 minutes!