Homemade Turtles!

April 16th, 2009


Here is a recipe I got from my (wonderful) neighbor for quick and easy turtles. I was a bit skeptical when I first saw them but after eating one I was hooked! Seriously, don’t knock em till you try em! These are perfect for an impromptu gathering or a nice treat when you’ve got a craving.

Mini Pretzels
Pecan Halfs
That’s it!


1) On a cookies sheet, arrange the pretzels then place a Rolo on top of each one. Bake at 220 F. for 2 minutes.

2) Remove from the oven and immediately start placing the Pecans on top and pushing them down, squishing the Rolos.

3) Enjoy!




40 Responses to “Homemade Turtles!”

  1. Christine Says:

    Those sound ridiculously easy! And they look sooooo delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    ♥ xtine

  2. Sarah Says:

    These look amazing! Rolos are my #1 favorite candy. I’m definitely going to be baking these over the weekend. Thanks 🙂

  3. Erin Says:

    My friend made these for me last summer! Aren’t they amazing! I agree with the skeptical part…then I proceeded to eat about 20! 🙂

  4. Erin Says:

    My mother-in-law just introduced me to these at the holidays. They are so delicious (and easy)!

  5. Sarah Says:

    Ok, where have you been all my life? You were promptly added to my blogroll. 🙂 Can’t wait to try these for my daughter’s upcoming 1st birthday party. Also LOVE the fabric garland you made for your niece. I heart the fabrics you used sooo much. Another reason why I need to learn to sew…


  6. Down and Out Chic Says:

    oh wow, yummy! what a great idea.

  7. Kristin Says:

    Love these! And if you want to vary them up, they are equally delicious with a couple of plain M&Ms or one peanut M&M smashed into the Rolo instead of a pecan.

  8. Brooke Says:

    Whooohooo! You’ve just made my day! These are a perfect quick bite for the BUNCO shindig I’m hosting tom morrow night! 🙂 Thank you!

  9. Sara Says:

    They’re also really good with the caramel-filled Dove Promises if you want a creamier caramel. 🙂

  10. Gina Says:

    Yummy!! Thanks for sharing.

  11. pam Says:

    yum! I’m hungry now and it’s only 9:30 in the AM.

  12. julie green (up up & each penny pretty) Says:

    my husband will LOVE these. great idea… thanks for sharing.

  13. ashlyn carter Says:

    amazing! I can’t wait to try these…

  14. sc Says:

    i love your blog!
    i have been making these for holiday gifts for the past couple of years. I put them in gift tins. They are delicious and addictive. They take more time than you think (unwrapping the rolos and squishing the pecans). Also it takes a lot of them to fill a tin. Regardless, they are a nice gift and everyone i give them to loves them.

  15. Maria Says:

    I love sweet and salty! YUM!

  16. Laura Flowers Says:

    I think I love you! You just combined three of my favorite things!

  17. Rosa Says:

    What a great idea. Normally, making turtles are a tad messy (and then they have to be refrigerated to keep them from being a goopy mess!) Thanks! Love these.

  18. NOTyourrunofthemill Says:

    WOW! I can’t believe just that simple huh?

  19. Amy Says:

    To be extra lazy, buy many rolls of rolos rather than the bulk bag of rolos. The rolls of rolos are not individually wrapped 🙂

  20. Kathryn Says:

    Um, yes please!

  21. Amber Says:

    You know what else I like? They turn out very neat and professional looking. Who knew?

  22. Teresa Says:

    Pure evil… so naturally I can’t wait to make them!

  23. Michelle Says:

    Oh my gosh those rolo pretzels look delicious! Great idea!

  24. Andrea Says:

    Mmmmm! My favorite combo – pecans and caramel! Do you toast the pecans first or not bother?

  25. Kathleen Says:

    Oh! Great idea to toast the pecans first! I didn’t do that but I imagine it would make them that much better. Good thinking!

  26. Karine Says:

    Your pics are great! I made them 2 weeks ago if you want to take a look:
    My recipe was from Steamy Kitchen. This is a crowd pleaser indeed!! Sooo good!

  27. emily Says:

    What a great idea! I hope I remember this recipe the next time I want to wow some friends. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Lyndsay Says:

    OMG. My FAVORITE candy and now I can make it at home?! Thank you!!!!!!

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  31. Fallon Says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!! =)

  32. edyta szyszlo photo Says:

    omg, i have died and gone to sweet and salty heaven!! my FAV combo!

  33. jamieofalltrades Says:

    wow! these look amazing and easy to make. i need to try.

  34. becca Says:

    oh my gosh, i love this idea! so cute and easy… and seriously, who doesn’t like rolos?

  35. sarah j Says:

    Love the combo of salty and sweet. If I had the ingredients on hand, I’d make these for breakfast!! Great blog too- glad I found you via thingswemake.

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  38. Craig Says:

    Great recipe………biggest challenge is pushing down squarely to get them even…….I found back of a spoon to be helpfull……also got square “waffle” pretzels..Thanks again!!!!

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