Turtle Rolos

A hundred years or so ago, the neighbor boy always wanted to go to the grocery story with the golden child and I.  I found out later it was because I always bought them Rolos.  So much for thinking it was neighborly love.  We’ve always liked Rolos in this family.  We love our caramel.

This is a new recipe for me.  Could it be any easier?  I don’t think so.  They end up tasting like a turtle candies.  As usual, it takes longer to unwrap the Rolos than it does to put the candy together.

36 Pecan halves

36 Rolo candies
36 mini pretzel knots


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Unwrap the Rolos.
  • Place the pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and top each one with an unwrapped Rolo candy.
  • Bake in oven for 3 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt. The Rolo should be soft but not completely melted.
  • Remove from oven, place on cooling rack and immediately squish the Rolo with a pecan. Watch the caramel ooze out.

*  from the Recipe Box:

The original recipe I saw said to bake the Rolos for 3 to 5 minutes.  Don’t do it!  I baked mine for 4 minutes and that was too long.  You want them soft, not melted, so go with 2 to 3 minutes.

Rold Gold are my favorite pretzels.  However, next time I won’t use them.  Snyder makes a square pretzel that would support the Rolo better.  They look like a grid and the caramel won’t ooze through.  I still like Rold Gold best flavor wise.

G also made a good point:  a salty pretzel is best.  It complements the sweetness of the Rolo better.

I know you’re thinking it’s a stupid candy for god’s sake, but you want everything to be the best it can be.  True?

and remember: On the good ship Lollipop, it’s a sweet trip to the candy shop, where bonbons play, on the sunny beach of peppermint bay.  Lemonade stands everywhere, crackerjack bands fill the air, and there you are, happy landings on a chocolate bar. Big kiss, Lynn

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