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Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Festive Pretzel Turtles

These Festive Pretzel Turtles are delicious and easy to make! They’re a little different than a regular cookie recipe, and they’re easy enough that even your little ones can help make them.

Festive Pretzel Turtles

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Pretzel Turtles Recipe Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place pretzels in a single layer on baking sheet. On top of each pretzel, place a Rolo candy.

Pretzel Turtles RecipeBake for 3 to 5 minutes or until candies are soft but not melted. Remove from oven.

Immediately press one pecan half down on top of each Rolo candy, pressing the candy through the pretzel. Allow pretzel turtles to cool completely on the baking sheet.

After cooling, remove pretzel turtles to a wire rack.

Pretzel Turtles RecipeMelt candy coating in individual bowls according to package directions.

Pretzel Turtles Recipe

One color at a time, drizzle candy coating over pretzel turtles.

Pretzel Turtles Recipe

Immediately add sprinkles. Allow to set before storing. To speed the setting process, place turtle pretzels in the refrigerator.

 

Ingredients:

35 (approximately) small pretzel twists

35 (approximately) pecan halves, lightly toasted and salted

1 (8 ounce) package Rolo Unwrapped Caramel Candies

Green candy melts

Red candy melts

Holiday sprinkles

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place pretzels in a single layer on baking sheet. On top of each pretzel, place a Rolo candy.
  3. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until candies are soft but not melted. Remove from oven.
  4. Immediately press one pecan half down on top of each Rolo candy, pressing the candy through the pretzel. Allow pretzel turtles to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  5. After cooling, remove pretzel turtles to a wire rack.
  6. Melt candy coating in individual bowls according to package directions. One color at a time, drizzle candy coating over pretzel turtles. Immediately add sprinkles. Allow to set before storing. To speed the setting process, place turtle pretzels in the refrigerator.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes approximately 35 pretzel turtles.

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Festive Pretzel Turtles
 
Serves: 35 cookies
Ingredients
  • 35 (approximately) small pretzel twists
  • 35 (approximately) pecan halves, lightly toasted and salted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Rolo Unwrapped Caramel Candies
  • Green candy melts
  • Red candy melts
  • Holiday sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place pretzels in a single layer on baking sheet. On top of each pretzel, place a Rolo candy.
  3. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until candies are soft but not melted. Remove from oven.
  4. Immediately press one pecan half down on top of each Rolo candy, pressing the candy through the pretzel. Allow pretzel turtles to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  5. After cooling, remove pretzel turtles to a wire rack.
  6. Melt candy coating in individual bowls according to package directions. One color at a time, drizzle candy coating over pretzel turtles. Immediately add sprinkles. Allow to set before storing. To speed the setting process, place turtle pretzels in the refrigerator.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
 

 

About the author

Wendy

Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, over 27 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 23, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 21, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 15, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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