This week, I am going to share with you our Valentine's Day tradition, along with the recipes to go along with it in case you should care to join in the fun. But, first, I thought I would rewind the clock a year and share a recipe I posted for Valentines Day last year.
Blinged-Out Valentine Rolo Turtle's
- 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 melty, sprinkle some decorator sugar or sprinkles. Cool for 20 minutes, then place uncovered in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set.
This recipe has been linked up to:
Simply Sweet Home
Frou Frou Decor