Pretzel Rolo Turtles

These little treats are super good! I have not actually had these in years though, because my daughter is very allergic to pecans (and every other nut pretty much). That advice they tell you about eating nuts during your pregnancy so that your child is not allergic to nuts — it didn’t work for me. I ate so many nuts during my pregnancy that I could have been vegan, but now we do not even have any nuts in the house (other than us)! I am still posting this recipe to the blog because I am sure that many other people will enjoy this fun treat. They are great to give out at the holidays or to serve to snack on at parties. They are easy to make, totally tasty, and a bit addictive. Enjoy!

Recipe for Pretzel Rolo Turtles


  • One bag of Rolo’s candies (about 52 per bag)
  • 52 pretzels (mini regular, circle, or waffle)
  • 52 toasted pecan halves


First toast the pecans. Preheat the oven to 310 degrees. Spread pecans out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place in the oven and cook for about 10 – 15 minutes (if you like lightly toasted, do 10 minutes – if you like more toasty – do 15 minutes or more). Remove pecans from oven and allow to cool slightly. Turn off oven.

Unwrap the Rolo’s and place into a bowl. Once pecans are cooled, transfer them to a plate or bowl. Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on the baking sheet you used to toast the pecans. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Place a Rolo candy on top of each pretzel. Put the baking sheet in the oven and set a timer for 4 minutes. Take baking sheet out of the oven when timer goes off and place on cooling wrack. Immediately press a pecan down onto a Rolo, and continue until all Rolo’s are covered with a pecan. Let cool slightly at room temperature and then transfer to the fridge to harden.

Once they are hardened, store in an airtight container (or eat them all). 


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