I got this recipe from a girl I used to work with – after one bite I had to know how to make these! Now my family and friends have nicknamed them “crack” because you just can’t stop munching on them. I use the butter snap pretzels made by Snyder – they are shaped like square checkerboards and are perfect for this candy. These make great gifts ?
I can’t have sugar, so I tried this recipe with Russel Stovers Sugar Free Carmel Drops and they were great. I took them to a party last night and they were the first things gone. Thanks!!!
These are so good! I made them with the square Dove chocolate caramel candies and Snyder’s Snap (square) pretzels to take to a Memorial day BBQ. Of course we had to sample a few. ? Just to know, a bag of Snap pretzels is more than enough for 2 (9.5 oz) bags of Dove squares, and I got about 50 or so. I could’ve probably used about 3 bags of Dove candies. My husband suggested Peanut butter Dove candies, sandwiched between two pretzel snaps – I might try that next time! Thanks for the idea!
Love these. I place parchment paper on the cookie sheet before baking. Also, for a major time saving tip: buy the Rollo bars in the candy isle rather than in a bag so you don’t have to unwrap each Rollo individually (there are 8 candies per bar, so buy as needed).
This is exactly the recipe that my MIL made one Christmas and passed on to my husband and myself. I still can’t believe how fabulous they are given how ridiculously simple they are! We always use square pretzels for bases (just easier in our opinion) and they take about five minutes to soften in our oven. They do get a little tedious to build but it’s so worth it in the end – your patience will be rewarded! If you can’t find Rolos (only one store in our area has them!) you might try using Hershey’s Kisses with caramel, they’re pretty close to the same thing, though I would guess that they’d melt a little bit faster than Rolos.
I make these with chocolate-covered mini pretzels and everyone loves them. It’s true that unwrapping the Rolo candy is the hardest part of the preparation, in other words, easy-peasy!
My niece made these for our 4th of MAY party and they were gone before dessert was even served!
I made these for Thanksgiving one year using Teddy Grahams instead of pecans. Three of my five grandchildren are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. My daughter made them the same way for one of the kid’s school parties.
My 5 year old daughter and I just made these for the first time tonight. It was so easy and she was able to do it all by herself except for the oven work. She didn’t want my help at all. She kept saying “I can do it by myself, okay?”. It was too cute. She was so excited about these and they came out picture perfect. It was such a confidence booster for her! Oh, yeah….and they tasted yummy too.
I was informed about this recipe for a pet bake sale to make. They turned out to be a great hit!
Since that time I have made numerious batches for us and our friends
We love it with peanut butter m&m’s.
just took a trip back east visiting family….made these when we would sit down and play cards….you truly can’t eat just one. They taste like turtles to me. hubbie said he would not eat any…as he is not a sweet eater, of course he ate the most! Only time consuming thing was unwrapping each rolo!
These are incredible! The most difficult part of this recipe is unwrapping all the rolos and not eating all the finished candies before serving them! ? For future reference, there were about 54 rolos in my bag. At 6 minutes when I checked them, they were a little too melted. I’ll check them at 5 minutes next time. Also, I’m going to line the cookie sheet with foil or waxed paper next time to make clean up even easier. I used plain baking pecans this time. I have a feeling that salted pecans would make these even better!
SmartPoints : 1
- 50 small pretzel twists
- 50 pieces rollo candies
- 50 pieces whole pecans or 50 pieces walnuts
Place pretzel pieces on a baking sheet.
Top with one Rollo candy.
Place in a warm (250 degrees) oven to just let the Rollo candy melt on top of the pretzel to hold it in place.
Remove from oven and place a pecan piece on top.
Let cool and harden.