Thursday, March 10, 2011

Poor Man's Turtles - A Holiday Staple

My family loves these easy "cookies".  Usually I make them with Hersey's Kisses and top them with an M&M, but I also make them like this, with a Rolo and a pecan half.  I could eat them by the handful!

The hardest part really isn't hard, just time consuming...this is where a good set of helpers come in handy!  You sit 'em down and have 'em start to unwrap the Rolos/Kisses

And unwrap, and unwrap, and hopefully not eat too many!

Next you spread out a layer of pretzels on a cookie sheet and put a Rolo on top of each one.  Then bake them in the oven at about 275 degrees for just a few minutes.  Just long enought to let the chocolate/caramel get soft.  Then, when you take them out of the oven you squish a pecan half into the Rolo so it squishes into the pretzel.  (These had just come out of the oven.)  I like to put 'em in the fridge for 30 minutes or so to make sure they aren't still soft.   Mmmmm nom nom!

Note:  I like to make the ones with M&Ms for different holidays and use color coordinated M&Ms to go along with the holiday.