Turtles in a Pretzel Tree

These fun yet fancy candies are ready in just 35 minutes with four ingredients!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

24
small pretzel trees
24
vanilla caramels, unwrapped
3/4
cup milk chocolate chips, melted
24
pecan halves, toasted*
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. Line extra-large cookie sheet with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Arrange pretzels 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Top each pretzel with 1 caramel.
  • 2 Bake 5 to 8 minutes or just until caramels begin to melt.
  • 3 Remove cookie sheet from oven. Spoon about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate onto each caramel; immediately press 1 pecan half onto each. Place cookie sheet in freezer until candy is set, about 10 minutes. Peel candies from foil.

Expert Tips

*To toast pecans, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or spread pecans in thin layer in microwavable pie pan; microwave on High 4 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown.

If pretzel “trees” are not available, pretzel twists will work also.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.