Easy Homemade Turtles

It’s that time of year when I get suckered into making cookies for the kids. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a big sweets guy and I pass up desserts all of the time. I rarely bake cakes, muffins, or cookies for that matter, but every now and then I do. This is the one of those times where I want to make something nice for the kids, well, because it is another way for me to express my love for them. This is one of those recipes where it doesn’t get any easier, and this dessert is so darn delicious. Pretzels, Rolo candy, and crushed pecans. Yep, and about 5 minutes of cook time.

Easy Homemade Turtles Recipe

Let’s get started.


  • 54 Pretzel Snaps, the square one
  • 12 oz bag of Rolos, the bag has 54, I counted
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
  • Course salt, optional

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

During this time, add the pretzels to the baking sheet. Top each pretzel with a Rolo. This is the only time consuming part, unwrapping the Rolos. Repeat until each pretzel had a rolo on top.

How to make homemade turtles

Place in the oven, and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Keep an eye on these as you only want the Rolo to slightly soften, not completely melt. Once they begin to soften, remove them from the oven, and sprinkle a bit of course salt onto each piece of chocolate.

Next, shower the baking sheet with the crushed pecans, making sure you lightly coat all of the chocolate.

Easy Homemade Turtles Recipe

I placed mine in my cold garage for about 20 minutes to let the Rolos harden up. Once hardened, place on a serving dish, and dig in.

Everyone went nuts for these. It’s a perfect bite with the crunch of the pretzel, and that awesome salted and chocolate caramel. All 54 were pretty much devoured in one day! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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