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
2. Pretzels
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!


  1. I love all the quick and yummy recipes you ladies have been posting! Thanks!

  2. I found these on Pinterest and made them as well. I loved them and my guests couldn't stop eating them. I have to admit not eating all the rolos was the toughest part.

  3. Those look yummy and easy! The 3 ingredient fudge was a HUGE hit and I even forgot the vanilla, making it 2 ingredient fudge. So I'll have to try this.

  4. I love turtles! And I love the idea of poor man cheater turtles even better. I will definitely be trying this.

    Amber, I'm glad to know about the vanilla because I had everything but the vanilla over Christmas. I eventually found some but was wondering if I could make them without.

    Also, made the boursin-stuffed crescent rolls for Christmas dinner and those were a big hit too!