Monday, February 06, 2012

Puppy Paws or Turtles?

When my parents came for Christmas, Mama brought some little treats with her.  We love snacks in my family...especially at Thanksgiving/Christmas! 

This year, instead of her typical toffee, she made a new candy...pretzel turtles.  I had seen this before but never made it.  Mama was super excited about them; and I must admit, they were pretty good...and simple.  You just take a pretzel, the traditionally shaped kind, and put a rolo on top.  Then you put those in the oven for just a few minutes, enough to soften the candy.

You remove it from the oven, then press a pecan half into the candy...allow to cool and you have pretzel turtle....or puppy paws, depending on how you look at them!  :-)

Pretzel Turtles
mini twisted pretzels
rolo candy
pecan halves

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  Take the desired number of pretzels and place them on a cookie sheet.  Unwrap the same number of rolo candies and place them on top of the pretzels.  Place the sheet carefully in the oven and bake for 4 minutes.  Remove from the oven and place a pecan half on each candy, pressing down slightly.  Allow the candy to cool and enjoy!!!


Erica said...

They should totally be called puppy paws or paw prints!!

OleMissBabyDoc, M.D. said...

Love this! Gonna have to make them for my Puppy Shower when Lila makes her big arrival ;)