Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poor Man's Turtles....

I originally posted this post on December 4, 2007. Since then, I've had lots and lots of hits to my blog for "poor man's turtles". Here I thought I was making up a name for them, but apparently plenty of others call them that as well! Anyway, we make these every single Christmas. This year I made them for a friend that doesn't like pecans, so I did them with cashews (the only nut she really likes). I also did some with M&Ms because Logan doesn't like nuts. Both of the new varieties were also tasty! I also took a picture to go along with the recipe, because I like pictures with recipes!!
Easy Turtle Candies aka Poor Man's Turtles

I got this recipe from a friend on a message board a few years back. It is soooo easy to make and super yummy. My sister has a recipe called Poor Man's Eclairs and I joked with her saying these are Poor Man's Turtles.

Poor Man's Turtles


* 30 rolo candies, removed from wrapper
* 30 pecan halves, toasted (the original recipe didn't say to toast them, but I think they taste better)
* 30 butter snap pretzels (they are square)


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Place pretzels on a baking sheet and place one rolo on each pretzel.
3. Place in oven and bake for about 4 minutes or until chocolate becomes shiny.
4. Remove from oven. Using a pecan half, press down on the rolo to smash it out to cover the pretzel.
5. Cool completely.


Teri said...

my MIL makes these at Christmas time! Sometimes, she'll just use the chocolate melting circles instead of making them true turtles w/ the caramel candies, but still very yummy & easy! :)

Melissa said...

I'm planning on making these next Christmas. I put them on my treats list shortly after Christmas because I was looking for something that was super quick and easy that the kids could make themselves.