Rolo Turtles

rolo turtles done

Please forgive all the sweets this week.  I’m trying to post plenty of holiday treat recipes in case you’re still looking for baking inspiration.  Tomorrow, I’ll post an appetizer but then it will be back to a few more sweet treats.

You can’t go wrong with sweet-salty candy.  I found these on Mommy’s Kitchen.  Tina always has such yummy things on her blog.  These candies are easy to make, and taste great.  Tina also made some with pecan halves pressed in the top, which sounds great to me, but I decided to go with M&Ms to make the kids happy.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 bag of Rolo candy
  • 1 bag of M&M’s or pecan halves
  • 1 bag of pretzels (knots or squares)

Place the pretzels on a foil lined baking sheet.  Unwrap the rolos and set one on top of each pretzel.  Pop it into the oven at 250 degrees for about 4 minutes.  The rolos will look about the same, but that’s long enough to make them soft and melty.  Gently place and M&M or pecan on top of each rolo and press down a bit.  Let them cool completely.


  1. Just yeterday one of my daughter’s friends shared one of these with me. I absolutely ove the sweet/salty combo. So good.

  2. Wow, this recipe has my husband’s three favorite snacks in it! I’ll have to make some.

  3. Made a ZILLION of these last year. They were a BIG hit at the office cookie exchange and the church Christmas party. Fun to make too!

  4. I’ve had these with a pecan half on top instead of an M&M – really great (and easy – which is the best part).

  5. Those turned out so cute. Did you do any with pecans? I can eat these like crazy I ended up freezing some of mine so my family wouldnt devour them. I seem to be posting a lot of sweets as well. Tis the season.

    • Tina, I didn’t do any with pecans. I’d already passed the nut aisle in the grocery and decided not to go back. How lazy is that? I think the pecans sound better than the M&Ms, although you really can’t go wrong with an M&M 🙂 My daughter thought the green ones looked like Mike Wakowski from Monsters Inc.

  6. YUM!!!!! We make something like this with round pretzels, Hershey’s Hugs and M& M’s. Can’t wait to try this version 🙂

  7. I’ve seen these around and thought about trying them out. They look yummy and easy, which is a really good thing ; )

  8. Yummy, made these this afternoon, some to go to the North Island (I’m in New Zealand) and the rest eaten by the “beastie brothers”, aged 17 and 18, and their verdict. “Great, unusual taste, sort of salty and sweet but you can make them again soon.”

  9. I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now and this particular recipe has stuck in my brain for a while. I made them yesterday and O.M.G. – fantastic!! Thank you for sharing!

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