However, I had to make 8 dozen of that one item. And in a week where I have no fewer than 5 Christmas events and have to bring food to 4 of them, I went on the hunt for something quick and easy. I found the perfect thing on Pinterest (thank-you God for Pinterest!).
Rolo Turtles! These are so easy, I felt like I was cheating.
You will need:
- a bag of pretzels. I prefer Our Compliments mini-twists because they are smaller and compact so less caramel can ooze through and stick to the pan (I couldn't find pretzel snaps like the ones pictured in the original recipe)
- rolos (a pack of rolos has 10)
- pecans (I had no idea pecans were so bloody expensive!)
Preheat oven to 350 F
Line a baking tray with parchment paper unless you have a nice clean non-stick pan, then the paper isn't necessary
Place pretzels on pan in nice tidy rows
Place a rolo candy on top of each pretzel
Bake in oven for 4-5 minutes or until the rolos are shiny but still intact
Remove from oven and with gentle pressure, squish the rolos down with a pecan (watch not to burn yourself)
Cool on pan until pan is no longer hot to touch, then chill in fridge for 10-15 minutes. Voile! Brilliant!
The original recipe I found on pinterest came from So Wonderful So Marvelous