Pecan Pretzel Turtles

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I love Dark Chocolate!  It’s a favorite of mine I have to confess the darker the chocolate the better. That being said I love to make sweets and goodies and when I do eat sweets it bitter-sweet chocolate I just love the intense flavor.  Okay that being said back to the making sweets.  These are a take on regular pecan turtles we have a friend who has lots of pecan trees in her yard.  Not only does she have lots of pecan trees she has several varieties so we have been the receivers of several bags of pecans this season.  What a treat they have been!  So when you have pecans you make lots of pecan goodies like turtles.  I have mentioned the Kraft caramel bits before and they make another appearance here as well.  The melt up quick and are easy to use along with son Ghirardelli Chocolate  morsels (dark or milk) and pretzel snaps (Snyder’s of Hanover makes them) your ready to make pretzel turtles. As you can see in the photo I add some Heath toffee bits to some.


  • 1 bag pretzel snaps
  • 1 bag chocolate morsels (milk, dark, white or peanut butter)
  • 2 cups pecan pieces
  • 1 bag Kraft caramel bits melted to direction on the bag

Place a sheet of parchment or silpat on 2 baking sheet and like with pretzel snaps.  Melt caramel bits and microwave melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute stir. Return to microwave for 10 seconds stir if all the morsels haven’t melted return to micro wave 10 more seconds stir until all morsels are melted.  Drop a spoonful of caramel on each pretzel then add a few pecan pieces to each.  Now drop a nice size spoonful of chocolate on each and let set for 20 minutes to 2 hours depending of the temp of your kitchen.

Gooey caramel chocolate goodness awaits!



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