Do you like those ooey, gooey, delicious chocolate caramel treats called turtles? Here’s an easy way you can make your own version … and I think it is actually better than the boxed variety. This version takes 10 minutes tops from start to finish and you only need three ingredients! (Okay, one of those ingredients is made up of several itself, but still only three things for you to buy, and it’s possible you already have two of them on hand if you are like me.) This recipe not only has the requisite ooey, gooey, but it also has a little bit of saltiness. Don’t you love that combo? Here’s how you can make some for the ones you love for Valentine’s Day.
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–small pretzels (I typically use Ener-G Foods crisp pretzel twists or their Wylde pretzels, which are rings)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Grease lightly or spray with non-stick spray.
Place pretzels about an inch or more apart.
Unwrap Rolos. Top each pretzel with a Rolo.
Place in oven for no longer than 2 minutes.
Remove and immediately firmly press down a pecan half in the center of the Rolo.
Set cookie sheet aside for turtle treats to cool (about 30 minutes). Then serve to anyone you love!
Note: I think this recipe has been circulating for a good while, but I don’t know the origin. It was passed on to me by a gluten-free friend. However, as you can see it can be made by anyone—gf or not. I didn’t provide amounts for the ingredients because it’s up to you how many Rolo turtles you will make. I used about half a bag of Rolos this evening, which made 28 treats.
I am in the final throes of preparing for our big Valentine’s Day bash tomorrow night and these Rolo turtles will be one of several treats on one dessert tray. To borrow (badly, I might add) from Robert Frost, “I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.” No snow here in our woods, but lots to do before I reach “home.” Sitting down to write this post might not have been the best idea … getting up will be very tough! I’m not kidding …
Oh, one more treat for you … I have updated my initial “Waiting” post with the Banana Maple-Nut Muffins recipe to now include pictures! I just made them yesterday for our overnight guests and they are even better than I remember. All (except that “test” one) are in the freezer until Sunday morning. Perhaps a little breakfast treat for you is in order soon?
Happy Valentine’s Day all! Whether you are staying in with the ones you love, heading out to a fancy dinner, or having a get together with dear friends, I hope you will have as good a time as we will on the big night!
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