Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blinged-Out Valentine Rolo Turtles

Mommy's Kitchen had a recipe on near the holidays called Rolo Turtles. I had never heard of them, but seeing we bought a TON of pecans from the Farmer's Market, I thought I would look at it. The basic concept is to put a Rolo on top of a pretzel and bake them for a few minutes, then top with a toasted pecan. Well, seeing that I am a tweaker and all, I blinged them out for the holidays, and did it again for Valentine's Day. The kiddos can make the majority of this, I was just there take them out of the oven, put the pecans on (warm oozy carmel and chocolate and all), and drizzle the melted white chocolate. Even my 3 year old liked counting out the pretzels and putting the Rolo's on top. Total bonus, these are CRAZY good!
  • Pretzels. I use the square waffle ones
  • Rolo's - unwrapped, duh
  • Pecan halves - toasted or any other choice of nut. Cashews or Macadamia nuts would be AWESOME in this too! If there are nut allergies OR you simply don't like nuts, you can substitute Valentine colored m&m's or even Cupid Corn (pink and red candy corn)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Decorative sugar or choice of sprinkley sparkly goodies

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Toast your pecans. Cover a cookie sheet with foil (easier clean up) and place pretzels individually to form one layer only. Place one Rolo candy on top of each pretzel. Bake at 250 degrees for 4minutes or until the candies are softened and glossy. Immediately remove from the oven and quickly place a toasted pecan half on top of each Rolo and push down to squish the chocolate into the pretzel and flatten. THEN, melt some white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds - 1 minute with a teaspoon of shortening or a splash of milk. Stir every 30 seconds to make sure it is smooth and melted. Pour white chocolate into a small baggie, snip the corner off with scissors and drizzle over the turtles. While the white chocolate is still metly, sprinkle some decorator sugar or sprinkles. Cool for 20 minutes, then place uncovered in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set.


  1. Those are so stinkin cute!!!!!!!!!! I love how you changed them up for the holiday. Those are so addicting. Great JOB!!

  2. These are SOOO SOOO SOOO yummy! I make them all of the time but I have never thought to "dress them up"! I will definitely be borrowing this idea, too. Thanks! =0)

  3. So Cute and they look soo yummy!! I love your blog!!