Monday, August 16, 2010

Rolo Pretzel Bites

Okay so I know that these don't look like the most appetizing thing in the world but let me tell you, looks can be deceiving! My nieces and I made these on Sunday afternoon and they had so much fun with it! (Yes, these are easy enough for a 3 year old to do.) I have a feeling that these will be added to our repeat list and the fun thing is that you can do several variations on these.

I got the recipe out of a cookbook that the pastors wives and church workers did recently at my church. I thought that they sounded so fun. Basically they are mini pretzels with a Rolo candy on each. You bake them for a few minutes and push something on top or down in the middle of them to spread the ooey gooey caramel and chocolate over the pretzel. I guess it's a dummies (yes I am calling myself a dummy) version of a turtle.

We decided to use the M&M's because my nieces aren't big fans of nuts. The "prettiest" thing to do for these would probably be a pecan or walnut half (which is another suggestion that the recipe makes). Let me tell you, these things disappeared in no time. I know that I didn't eat all of them. I have a feeling little fingers were reaching up on the counter and snagging them.

Rolo Pretzel Bites
Mini Pretzels
Rolo Candies
M&M's or pecan halves

- Preheat oven to 275
- Put a piece of parchment or wax paper on a cookie sheet
- Spread out the pretzels
- Place a Rolo candy on each pretzel
- Bake in the oven for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes
- Remove from oven and immediately top with the candy or nuts
- Place in the fridge to cool completely


1 comment:

Kayte said...

How fun...the guys here would love these! Thanks for the recipe and the alternate topping ideas. I am constantly looking for fun easy quick things to make for the swimmers at swim meets where they can just have a little nosh between swims, nothing too heavy, but something fun and tasty...this is one of those, don't you think???