Sunday, December 7, 2008

Turtle Pretzel Candies

I adapted this recipe from one that I found on - one of my favorite websites because I love to read people's reviews of different recipes! It's been a much-loved treat in my family and my husbands family ever since I discovered it.

These candies are SUPER easy to make and taste amazing with the combination of salty, sweet, and chocolate all melding together in one scrumptious bite.
You can use regular raw halved pecans, roasted pecans, or roasted and salted pecans in this candy. I usually roast and salt some raw pecan halves that I get from a local place here in Georgia.

Roasted Salted Pecans

2 cups pecan halves
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss until pecans are evenly coated with butter and salt. Arrange mixture evenly on large baking sheet and put in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, or until nuts are fragrant and just starting to brown, stirring about every 4-5 minutes. Cool the nuts and enjoy or add to your favorite recipe.

Turtle Pretzel Candies
1 large bag of bite-sized pretzels (I use Snyder's "Pounder" bag of rectangle-shaped pretzels)
2 bags Caramel-Filled Milk Chocolates (I use Dove - the best!)
2 cups roasted salted pecans (see recipe above)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. On a large cookie sheet, line up pretzels and top each with one caramel-filled chocolate. Put in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until chocolate is shiny and beginning to melt on the outside. Remove from the oven. Top each pretzel/chocolate with one halved pecan, pushing down lightly so that pecan adheres to chocolate, and chocolate adheres to pretzel. Allow candies to cool completely, and enjoy! Makes about 60 candies.


Carrie said...

Wow those look really yummy and easy to make.

Hayley said...

O.M.G. have i mentioned i have a cooking crush on you?? these look AMAZING.

Joelen said...

looks awesome! you could even submit this to the December Tasty Tools blogging event. Details are in my lefthand sidebar of my blog! (Deadline is December 31st)

Anonymous said...

my MIL would love FUN!


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