Rolo Pretzel Turtles


This Rolo pretzel recipe is quick and easy if you love turtle candies! Mini pretzels, caramel-covered chocolate candies, and pecans make this a delicious treat. Store cooled turtles in an airtight container.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
20 candies

These pretzel turtles (a.k.a. pretzel Rolo pecan cookies) are a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and 100% delicious.

Pretzel Turtle Ingredients

The three ingredients needed for this pretzel Rolo pecan cookie recipe aren't surprising: You'll need mini pretzels, chocolate-covered caramel candies (such as Rolos), and pecan halves.

a close up view of a bowl of pretzel turtles-a tray of cooling turtles sits in the background.
Meredith Food Studio

How to Make Pretzel Rolo Pecan Cookies

It couldn't be easier to make these crowd-pleasing treats. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these top-rated pretzel Rolo pecan cookies:

1. Arrange the pretzels on a baking sheet.
2. Place a candy on each pretzel.
3. Bake until the chocolate softens.
4. Press a pecan half into each warm candy.
5. Cool completely.

How to Store Pretzel Rolo Pecan Cookies

Allow the pretzel turtles to cool on the baking sheet. Place them in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to one week.

Pretzel Turtles
France C.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I love making these candies every Christmas," says jennmayhall13. "They are so easy and tasty. And they usually are the first candies to go!"

"So delicious," according to Tracy Fredrick. "A new family favorite. I also toast the pecans to bring out their flavors beforehand. [I use] circle pretzels. So fast and foolproof!"

"These are wonderful and simple to make — I use the star shaped mini pretzels so that they actually look like turtles with a head and four little feet sticking out," says Raven Stead. "Super cute that way!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 20 small mini pretzels

  • 20 chocolate-covered caramel candies (such as Rolo®)

  • 20 pecan halves


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Arrange pretzels in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet. Place one caramel candy on top of each pretzel.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until caramels soften, about 4 minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven and immediately press a pecan half into each warm caramel. Cool completely before serving.

    close up view of Pretzel Turtles in a bowl, and Pretzel Turtles on a baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
2g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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