Microwave Turtle Pretzels

Fran Miller


Another "ready in seconds" recipe for a quick snack or food gift. Honestly, unwrapping the Rolos takes longer than any other part, except cooling!

My favorite cooking blogger, Christy Jordan, puts the pretzels & Rolos in an oven for a few minutes, but 20-30 seconds in a microwave works just as well. (My microwave takes 24 seconds, so try a few at first to figure out yours.)

One more thing... a 12 oz. bag of Rolos has ~56 candies in it, so you could just scoop out ~56 pecans halves, if you want & your market has bulk shelled pecans. You'll just use a fraction of a bag of pretzels. =^..^=


★★★★★ 3 votes

56 turtles
15 Min


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thin pretzels shapes (squares or wheels)
12 oz
bag of rolo candies, unwrapped
pecan halves

How to Make Microwave Turtle Pretzels


  • 1Arrange pretzels around the edges of a microwave-safe plate.
  • 2Top each pretzel with an unwrapped Rolo candy.
  • 3Microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until Rolo looks soft, but before it melts!
  • 4Remove from microwave and press a pecan half into each soft Rolo.
  • 5Cool before storing in airtight containers.
  • 6Put into decorative tins for quick & delicious holiday gifts.

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About Microwave Turtle Pretzels

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate, Nuts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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