Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Turtles are such a great gift to give- just 3 ingredients and very little work and you've got yourself a delicious, salty-sweet treat that is super addictive!
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While my first inclination was to ask you who here has made chocolate pecan turtles, the more I think that I would be better off asking you who hasn't made these. They're such an easy treat to make and gift to give.
My mom has been making these for as long as I can remember. This batch that I photographed is actually hers. At the time this post is going live, she's actually at a party where she brought these as gifts for her friends and family.
And really, what's not to love about being able to take 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of minimal work to come out with treats that look so pretty and are down-right addictive?
One thing that I think makes these so addictive is the combo of great flavors and textures. You've got the crispy pretzels and pecans. Creamy caramel, rich chocolate and the salty from the pretzels gives this a fantastic salty-sweetness that leave everyone coming back for more.
They look seriously impressive on your cookie tray And keep very well an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a couple weeks. That is...if they last that long. And they're just so completely easy. It's really a matter of throwing some pretzels and chocolate covered caramel candies onto a pan, baking them for a few minutes and pressing the pecans into the melted chocolate before chilling them to set. Easy peasy, right?
Speaking of Chocolate Caramel Turtles lasting, the evening after I captured these photos, we were all at my mom's house making Gingerbread Houses (which is becoming something of a family tradition, which is so much fun!). And the next morning, she called and asked if I was eating the pecan turtles while taking the photos.
I told her I didn't and she informed me the there where about 10-15 of them missing! It seems that someone in our family was going out and sneaking these treats at some point in the night. I'm not sure who the culprit is, but I have to admit- I don't blame them!
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Turtles Recipe
- mixing bowl
- sheet pan
- 20 square mini pretzels or regular mini pretzels
- 20 chocolate covered caramel candies unwrapped (I used Rolo)
- 20 pecan halves
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and line a sheet pan with foil or parchment for easy clean up.
- Spread the pretzels in a single layer on the pan.
- Top each pretzel with a chocolate covered caramel candy.
- Bake for 4 minutes.
- Right after the candy comes out of the oven, lightly press a pecan half onto the top of each chocolate covered caramel candy (which will be softened from the oven).
- Refrigerate right away for at least an hour to cool and set.
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