Wednesday, December 23, 2009

'Tis the Season: Poor Man's Turtles

Candy intimidates the hell out of me.  And to be brutally honest?  I really suck at making it.  Just ask my father ... I made fudge for him one year that didn't set.  Although he assured me that it made a really good ice cream topping, I wouldn't blame him if he simply pitched it.  And then there was the caramel making incident of 2007.  I had such great intentions and they just sucked.  So while I call these candies the "poor man's turtle," I should really rename this post "the lazy girl's solution for trying to make candy that won't be an absolute fail."

That works for me.  So do these.

Poor Man's Turtles

small mini pretzels
chocolate covered caramel candies (**Although ShelleyBakes does not believe in name brand products, I can't imagine using anything but Rolos.  Find them.  Buy them.  Try not to eat all of them before the "candymaking" is done.)
pecan halves

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).  Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.  Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Basically - make these until you're impatient or until you're out of Rolos.  Then your work is done.


RJ Flamingo said...

Hahahahahaha! I love this idea! It's like something we might have come up with while stoned. Many many many many years ago when I might gave hung out with some people who may or may not have dabbled in that sort of thing not admitting anything one way or the other... Oh. Um. Great-looking snacks!

Unplanned Cooking said...

Very cute! Would make a fun / easy project for our kids, with a delicious treat for me :).

Deb said...

I *heart* these!!!