Good Eats: Naughty Pretzel Treats (Pretzel Turtles)

One of my favourite TV shows to watch whenever I am back in North America is The Pioneer Woman (Ruby’s too). We stay up late in my Mom’s room watching it-just us girls. Over the holidays we watched an episode where Ree (the host) made very easy chocolaty pretzel treats. I told my best friend about them and how we made them that exact evening. The following day she tagged me in a picture on Instagram saying “Isn’t this what you made last night?” Indeed Miss Hilary Duff and I think alike. Just kidding it was only a coincidence! Oh! And Hilary used Rolo’s instead of caramels. Not too sure how easy those are to find in UAE but if you are Canadian or American you surely know what a Rolo is (the best).

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This weekend I wanted to make them again- but in UAE! They are super sneaky treats and prob not the best if you are trying to lose weight for 2016 hehe! But I believe we all deserve a little cheat snack here and there. Plus they are great to make with tiny little helping hands.

What you need:

  • Caramels (individually wrapped)
  • Pretzels (small)
  • Pecans
  • Chocolate for melting
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray

Instructions:

  1. Lightly toast your pecans in the oven set to 160c for a few minutes
  2. Remove the toasted pecans and allow them to cool
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and however many pretzels you want to use. I chose an even number 20!
  4. Unwrap your caramels and gently put them in the center of each pretzel
  5. Bake them in the oven set at 160c for a few minutes. Keep checking on them because you don’t want them totally melted. Just enough on the gooey side (as pictured below) so you can press your pecans into them
  6. Once the caramels have baked to the right consistency remove them from the oven and press a toasted pecan onto each. Allow to fully cool
  7. Your parchment paper might be a tad sticky so you can either reuse it or change the sheet for a new one
  8. Warm up your chocolate to melt
  9. Take one smallish spoonful of melted chocolate and drizzle it into a small circular shape (I got the hang of it after a few tries)
  10. Place your pretzel ontop of the center of chocolate
  11. Continue until finished
  12. If you wish, you can cover the tops in chocolate too or leave them as is
  13. Allow the chocolate to harden before serving

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