Every year at Christmas, I go hog wild baking desserts, candies and cookies! I’m not really sure why since I don’t eat too many sweets (I’m a salty person), but I just LOVE to bake. And being the recipe FREAK that I am, I am always scowering cookbooks, magazines, and websites for something new to try.

Whalah!! Yesterday on Southern Plate’s site, I found these little gems and just HAD to make them. I already had a jillion and two things on my To-Do list to get ready for Christmas. I already had made enough Christmas candy to choke a small horse. I’d already given away pounds of candy to coworkers who are threatening bodily harm if I make them gain one more pound. But I made them anyway. And I am SO excited by these little nuggets that I have to share.

If you are EVER in need of a quick and easy (and I DO stress E.A.S.Y.), this is a go-to recipe. This is a great recipe for even kids to make. It’s THAT easy.

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Here’s all you need.

EASY TURTLE CANDIES

1 bag Pretzels (square weave ones)
1 bag Rolos
1 bag Pecan halves

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a plain cookie sheet, line up your pretzels. Unwrap the Rolos and place one on top of each pretzel. Repeat until you run out of Rolos or room on your cookie sheet. Put in the oven for three minutes. Remove, then press a pecan half into the top of each one. Let cool until hardened again.

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That’s it. The hardest part is unwrapping all the Rolos without eating them. Lucky for me, the glass of wine I had doesn’t go so well with Rolos, so they were safe to make it to the pretzels. Just a heads up though, it does take a little while for them to harden again once they’re assembled, so if you’re in a hurry, you may want to put them in the refrigerator. Other than that, you’re done and they’re ready for a dessert tray, or a gift basket, or your belly.