Recipe: Pretzel Turtles

Recipe: Pretzel Turtles

I don’t know about you, but when the holidays come around I want to make every recipe that my eyes come across. I saw this recipe on Food Network’s show Pioneer Women. (she’s the bomb)

I thought this would be perfect to take to a holiday party I am attending tonight. You need only 4 ingredients (my kinda recipe) 

Set your oven to 325F

Then you have to unwrap the caramel candies *side eye* 

Then line your baking sheet with foil/parchment paper and line up the pretzels! 

Then place the caramels on top of each pretzel.

Then put into the oven for about  4-5 minutes. You just want the caramels to get a little soft not melt completely. They should look like this when ready…

Next take them out of the oven and start pushing your pecan halves into the caramel while they are still hot

Next take off the baking sheet and set aside to cool.

Now to melt the chocolate. I just put chips in the microwave for a minute at a time and stirred until melted.

Once caramels have cooled and chocolate is melted, line your baking sheet again with foil. Dollop half a tablespoon of chocolate and place the pretzel over the chocolate. 

Now let them cool!!! 

I added a little extra melted chocolate on top of some of them. 

They turned out amazing! 

Now off to the party! 

Here is the recipe again in case you were distracted by the pictures! 

  • Whole Mini-pretzel Twists
  • Whole Individually Wrapped Caramel Squares, Unwrapped
  • Chocolate chips for melting
  • Pecan Halves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Put the pretzels on the pan, then top each pretzel with a caramel. Place the pan into the oven for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the caramels are softened. Remove the pan from the oven.
Press a pecan half onto each caramel, just enough for the caramel to fill the pretzel. Set them aside to cool completely.
Melt the chips. When the pretzel are cooled, remove them from the baking sheet. Spoon small dollops of chocolate on baking mat, then lightly drop each pretzel onto the middle of each dollop.
Allow them to cool completely before serving.
Variation: Spoon a little melted chocolate all over the tops of the turtles to cover the whole thing in chocolate.


  1. December 9, 2013 / 4:11 am

    Those look so good!! Probs making these for the office!

  2. December 9, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    oh i had these over thanksgiving!

  3. December 11, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    YUM these look so delicious!!

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