Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

December 18, 2011

Turtle Time

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that I can actually JUSTIFY making sinfully yummy treats...and EAT them. 

I mean...where's the harm in saying, "Hey! It's the Holidays. I've been (relatively) good this year, so I can SPLURGE and eat the yummy stuff."

Works for me.

Yesterday Jonathan and I were in the kitchen and we made our first (of many) Holiday treats. These were to take to a party...and they lasted about 20 minutes. I haven't begun my hard-core baking yet...this was just a "preview" of things to come.

Pretzel Turtles

You're drooling, aren't you? C'mon...I know you are, 'cause I am.

Here is the INSANELY easy recipe:


1 bag Rolos candies (chocolate-covered caramels)
1 bag mini pretzels (either regular twist type or waffle type)
lots of pecan halves (or walnut, almond, pistachios, peanuts, hazelnuts...whatever type of shelled nut you desire)

  •  Preheat oven to 350
  • Arrange pecan halves (or other nuts) on cookie sheet and toast in oven for about 5-8 minutes. Cool, and place aside.
  • Arrange pretzels on non-stick (or foil/parchment-lined) cookie sheet in single layer.
  • Top each pretzel with an UNWRAPPED Rolo (yeah, figured SOMEONE would put them on with their foil still attached so I added that disclaimer) 
  • Place the prepared pretzels in oven for 3-5 minutes--just until the Rolos are soft...but not completely melted (it took 4 minutes for me)
  • Remove from oven and press a pecan half on top of each prepared pretzel. Work fast...before they set up.
  • NOTE** If you are allergic to nuts...you can just put another pretzel on top sorta like a sandwich.
  • Chill to set...but serve at room temp or you could break a tooth. Um, yeah.
Yield: Makes a LOT--how ever many Rolos/pretzels you have.

1 comment:

  1. These look yummy, Torrey! Could you post some over to Singapore, please! :)

    Happy Holidays!



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