Monday, December 16, 2013

Rolo Pretzel Bites

The very first holiday treat I made this year were these Rolo Pretzel Bites. Why? Because they are quite possibly my favorite holiday treat of all time - and they couldn't be easier or faster. With 3 ingredients and in about 10 minutes you will have a candy that everyone will rave over. You can find the recipe for this from the back of any Rolo candies package (at least at this time of year, I haven't looked durring other seasons). They are the perfect sweet treat. Chewy, crunchy, sweet, salty and it has chocolate - which is always a bonus in my book!
   I can't praise these enough. If you've never had them before, then you should definitely make up a batch now. Seriously . . . go make some!

Here's all it takes:

Lay out some pretzels on a parchment lined baking sheet. I used a little over 1/2 of a 12 oz bag. Any shape will do, but I thought the square ones would hold the candy in the middle better.

If you live out of the US, or have never seen a package of Rolos, this is what the bag looks like:

 Then unwrap the Rolos candies (I used 2 12 oz packages) and place one Rolo on top of each pretzel.

Place the whole thing into a 350F degree oven for 5 minutes. Then take them out and press a pecan on top, smashing the candy down slightly. Repeat with all the Rolo topped pretzels and you're done!

Voila! Rolo Pretzel Bites. Now, if you can refrain from eating all of them right now, you can let them cool and harden again to give away to friends and loved ones. (But I won't judge you if you eat them as you wait for them to cool. . . I certainly did!)

Here's the recipe:

Rolo Pretzel Bites

2 12 oz bags of Rolos candies, unwrapped
about 1/2 a 12 oz bag of mini pretzels (you may use more, depending on how many broken pieces are in the bag)
pecan halves (about 2-3 cups)

Place whole pretzels on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. Top each pretzel with an unwrapped Rolo candy. Bake for 5 minutes @ 350F. Then gently press a pecan half onto each Rolo. Let cool and set before packaging or moving.  

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