The Easiest 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels

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We’re getting close to the holidays when things move at the speed of lightning.  And also the time that treats are made and delivered.  Or just made and eaten.  Ahem.   I’m always looking for simple things to make for family and friends.  These Turtle Pretzels only have 3 ingredients and are the perfect salty/sweet/crunchy combo.

Super simple dessert - 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels

Yes they have been around for a million years and you might have already tried them.  I found the recipe in an old cookbook and thought they’d be amazing.  I don’t love chocolate (vanilla and caramel all the way) but I do love Take 5 bars and that’s what this recipe reminds me of.  It’s got chocolate, crunch and nuts.

Turtle pretzel befores

Just like this they would taste good.  But add one more ingredient and they that much better.  Yum!

3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels
  • 1 10 oz. bag Mini Pretzels
  • 1 8 oz. package Unwrapped Rolos
  • 1 small package pecan halves
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Lay pretzels down on the parchment paper.
  4. Place a Rolo on each pretzel.
  5. Bake for 3-5 minutes watching for them to soften but not melt.
  6. Take out of the oven and add 1 pecan half per pretzel.
  7. Let cool completely.
Super simple dessert - 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels.  Perfect for holiday treats!
I dare you to try and eat just one!

Download this cute printable tag to use with these treats:
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  1. Donna Campbell says

    Thanks for posting these! They look easy and yummy, 2 of my favorite things! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  2. Melody says

    At Christmas I use red and green M and Ms instead of nuts. Halloween: Candy corn;’ July 4: red and blue M and Ms. You get the idea.mand I agree that the windowpane square pretzels,are best to use.

  3. Sheron says

    I’m like these other people. I have a bad left hip, a bad right knee, fibromyalgia and 3 herniated disks in my back. I can only stand for a few minutes at a time. Some really good, short recipes would be great for dinner. Thanks…you’re doing a great job.

  4. Paula Jones says

    Love to see short, easy recipes like this since I cannot stand long because of lots of back problems.

  5. Pat Cool says

    I need your easy and fast cook book. I have a bad back and cannot stand for long periods of time. This Pretzel rec. sounds great. going to try it as soon as i CAN GET THROUGH THE SNOW TO THE STORE..

  6. Jeannette Hardy says

    I really need a cookbook with fast receipts in it I am a little bit disable and can’t stand for very long so can’t be doing things that takes hours to finish

  7. says

    Our church FBC of Boaz is starting a Cowboy Church and we have snacks every Tuesday night. I always carry something finger sweet this Turtle Pretzels will be mine for this Tuesday night . Thanks so much. I would love to have several more recipes if possible.
    Thank You,
    Mary Wills

  8. Laura Donathan says

    These are yummy. I have made them before. If you use the square “waffle” pretzels, they are a lot less messy. Use the butter flavored ones for an even richer flavor. (If you can imagine that!) :-)