Monday, December 22, 2014

Rolo Turtles


This is the simplest recipe ever, but don't think that means this candy won't have a large impact. Because it will. You see, I finished all my baking on Friday. Which means I spent the weekend delivering treats to my in-town family. And I got so many comments on this candy! It was the hubby's favorite out of everything I made this year. The hubby's aunt asked how I made these, and I was happy to let her know. 


You're only going to need three ingredients- Butter Snaps, Pecan Halves, and Rolos. That's it! Oh, and about 3-5 minutes of your time. Seriously! You simply place a Rolo on a Butter Snap, bake in the oven for 3 minutes, and then press a pecan half down onto the Rolo. Voila! A treat everyone is going to love, and no one is going to know you spent 5 minutes on it. 


I had some leftovers of this candy after making everyone's treat bags, so I simply put them in a bowl on the kitchen counter. I must say, quite a few went missing. 

Are you ready for Christmas? We are only a couple days away! The hubby and I have finished all our shopping, and I only have to wrap a few items in the next couple of days. I love the feeling of having everything done. It was just last week I was feeling crushed under the sheer weight of everything I needed to do by Christmas. And now, that weight is gone. Phew. 


After Christmas, the hubby and I are headed to Illinois. The hubby's cousin (who used to live in Cincinnati) has been living there for a couple of months and we haven't yet gone to visit him in the new digs. We're headed out Saturday and will return early on New Year's Eve. Which means- probably not a lot of blogging next week. Boo. I know you're all disappointed. I'm excited though, we'll be celebrating my birthday while we're away. I really have no expectations for my birthday. As long as I get to have Mexican food, I will be a happy kid. And of course, a margarita :)


One more random and off-the-wall comment (this has been a random post, hasn't it?) before I go- I'm getting an ice cream maker for Christmas! My brother is shipping one out, and I'm beyond excited. I've been pinning homemade ice cream recipes for years now, dying to try one. And now, I get that opportunity! You can bet you'll be seeing some ice cream recipes in January. And February. And March. And (let's face it) all summer. You're all in trouble now!

Happy 'Week of Christmas' everyone! Make some of these and slip them in someone special's stocking!


Ingredients (makes ~90):

1 (12 oz) bag of butter snap pretzels
1 (19.75 oz) bag of Rolos, unwrapped
~90 pecan halves

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place butter snaps in a single layer on cookie sheet. Top each butter snap with 1 Rolo. Bake in preheated oven for 3-5 minutes or until Rolo begins to soften, but not melt. 
3. Remove from heat, and top each Rolo with a pecan half. Press it down into the chocolate. 
4. Allow to cool overnight. Allow pan to cool, cover with plastic wrap and leave until morning. Once candies are set, store in an airtight container. 


Recipe adapted from Hershey's
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4 comments:

  1. Well, it doesn't get much easier than that!!

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    1. It really doesn't! I was completely floored by all the compliments I received on such a simple candy! A definite crowd-pleaser :)

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  2. Jessica, I LOVE these, and they're perfect for last minute treats- thank you! Thanks for sharing them with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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    1. Thanks Joy! These have been a huge hit around these parts, and so easy too! You're right, a perfect last-minute treat :)

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