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Candy Recipe: Rolo Turtles

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To me, there’s no better holiday tradition than overeating without guilt. Stuff your face with extra stuffing? No problem, it’s Thanksgiving. If you can’t fill your gut on Thanksgiving when can you? Devoured that box of chocolate-covered popcorn in one afternoon? Hey, blame the Boy Scouts for delivering it during the middle of the holiday season.

So, continuing with my December sweets blitz, I decided to try another candy recipe to warm my belly on a cold, winter Midwest day. This time, I’ve discovered what may be the easiest ever candy to make from “scratch”: Rolo turtles.

The sharp-eyed reader may have noticed that I put the word “scratch” in quotes. Unlike grocery store sign writers who put the word “chicken” in quotes in their store windows – Fresh “Chicken” only $3 a pound! – I actually know how to use quotes correctly. Now this “from scratch” recipe requires no flour, measuring or mixing. Perfect for the man who hates baking but loves eating.

Anyway, despite the lack of work, Rolo turtles are actually amazingly delicious. Of course, so is eating a Rolo straight from the package. But that wouldn’t count as “baking from scratch” now, would it?

Here, without any more delay, is the “recipe” for Rolo turtles:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1-pound bag of small square pretzels (pretzel minis will do)
  • 3 rolls of Rolo candies
  • 24 pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet, place 24 pretzels about 1 inch apart. Set one Rolo on top of each pretzel. Put cookie sheet in oven until Rolos are soft (about 1 or 2 minutes). Remove sheet from oven. While still warm, press pecan-half into top of Rolo. Let candy cool for 30 minutes before eating (ha!). Finally, take a well-deserved break. This recipe makes two dozen turtles.

Ok, so you will need to double the recipe because you will stand there and eat all of the candies before you serve them, but what can you do?

Wow your friends at the next Christmas party by serving these on anything but a paper plate, or set some out for Santa. I’m sure he’s tired of sugar cookies and milk by now.

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2 Responses to “Candy Recipe: Rolo Turtles”

  1. 1
    Cindy says:

    This sounds good. Sweet and salty with caramel to boot! I’m going to try them, thanks Dan!

  2. 2
    Cindy Semrau says:

    I can’t believe you really ate the stuff from the Dollar Store! Remember: NEVER put anything in your mouth that comes from China. With all that Melomine and lead in things it can be dangerous!

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