Easy Rolos and pretzel treats with mommy and a recipe | Mommy and Me Monday | The 96th ed.


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Christmas is one week away. The girls still have one more week of school before their break (thanking the county for going until December 23rd this year). So, we took some time today to make a little gift for the girls’ teachers.

easy candy treats for friends and coworkers | rolo turtles

I bought some cute little boxes at Tar-jay (thank you dollar spot), but in some crinkly colored paper, a couple pens and post-it notes and then we added in our “baked” goods.  You can see the little boxes in the picture below. Of course, I’m partial, but they are pretty cute.

When I was a teacher, I never got Christmas presents from my students, so I thought it would be good to give them something useful for the classroom as well as a little something tasty for themselves (as I’m sure they’ll say “ahh, thanks for the unhealthy treats” but then when they taste them, they’ll love them.

We made “pretzel turtles”.  I saw the recipe (where, I don’t remember first), but then discovered, it’s right there on the back of the Rolo bag!

First we unwrapped the Rolos (chocolate and caramel candy).  Which, I’m wondering, if the recipe is on the package, why don’t they sell them in already opened packages).

Then, we spread the pretzels on a foil covered cookie sheet.

easy treat recipe with mommy

And, placed the candies on the pretzels with the wider side closest to the pretzel.

easy treat recipe with mommy

And, stopped for a smile, too.

easy treat recipe with mommy

Then, we put them in a 350F oven for 3 minutes (just until they were soft).

Took them out, and brought them back to the table where we squished them with either a pecan or an chocolate candy (you could also use another pretzel, too).

The key here is to say “squiiiisssh, squuuiiiisshhh” when you do it.  It makes them come out better.  (They weren’t too hot for the girls to do it, even if they got some chocolate on their fingers.  Which they did.  Which they licked off.)

easy treat recipe with mommy

Then, into the fridge they go for about three hours until they are nice and solid.  The perfect mix of sweet, chocolatey, and salty crunchiness.

easy treat recipe with mommy

I then wrapped these up, put a little ribbon on them and put them in the box with the pens and post-its.  Along with a handwritten note (or hand-signed note for the youngest) and off they go!

Yield: 40

Pretzel Turtle Treats

easy candy treat rolo turtles with pretzels
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • window design pretzels are desired, but any will work
  • unwrapped Rolos candies
  • m&ms
  • pecans


  1. Place pretzels on a lined cookie sheet.
  2. Place one Rolo on the top of each pretzel.
  3. Heat in the over at 350 for about 3 minutes until the candy is soft.
  4. Remove and press a pecan, m&m or other candy in the center.
  5. Allow to cool and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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  1. I’m going to have to make those with gluten free pretzels! I love them! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    1. I wonder what else you could put them on, too…but probably everything I’d think of would have gluten. Let me know how they turn out!

      Merry Christmas to you, too!

  2. Love those pretzel m&m candies. We make them every year. Never tried it with a Rolo – yum!!! Cute pics!

    1. Oh, yes, try these. They are delicious! And, a huge hit here!

  3. looks yummo!!

    my students used to always give me a little baked goodie/treats along with my gifts – it was the best! all of my holiday cooking was done for me!! so i am sure the girls teachers will love the extra treat!

    1. I hope they do! I’m always a little nervous when I do baked goods for them.

  4. Ahh…there is so much for me to say here! You know I’m a teacher, too (I still consider you one, once a teacher always a teacher!) and same goes here, I get a few presents here or there but nothing major (I really don’t care what the gift is, a nice thank you card is enough, seeing as I do spend more time with their kids than they do!) and would have loved something like this! Next…I’ve been wanting to make these as well, so glad you reminded me and seeing how easy it was, I think I just may try it with the kiddos this week! Finally…my post is similar to yours, wherein it’s a little Christmas crafting fun as well! Can’t believe the 100 edition of M&MM will be here soon!

    1. Well, I guess I’m still a teacher, aren’t I? I just have a different audience to teach now:)

      I’m with you…just a card or some sort of acknowledgement…I know it’s harder in high school (kids had 4-6 teachers), but I’m shocked with you teaching the little ones that they don’t send anything.

      Yes, they are soooo easy, and all of your kids can help out (maybe if they don’t want to do the “squish” they can do the candy unwrapping, or the pretzel lining ups!

  5. Grammy Lura says:

    What darling pictures and what a great recipe. I will for sure be making these with my grandkiddos. Have a great week and Merry Christmas with love, Lura

    1. Oh, yes, definitely. Let me know how they turn out..and how quickly they get gobbled up!

  6. Candi Ganser says:

    Funny. My mom just told me about this little treat someone brought into work! Now I really must try them and they are fun for the kids to help!

    1. I don’t think they will let you down..and the fact that your kids are older, you won’t have to do anything, I bet!

  7. So creative, looks yummy!!

    1. Aww…thanks! We think so, too! (Even though I didn’t fix their crazy bedhead after nap time).

      They are so good…the extras are calling my name from the fridge right now.

  8. I love pretzel hugs with Rollos. Today is my daughter’s last day of school till Jan 4th. ugh.

    1. So very easy and kid friendly! Although, definitely not healthy!

  9. Looks really good and totally my kind of easy cooking.

    And what? No gifts? I give little gifts to everyone from the postman to the babysitters at the gym, it’s just a nice way to say thanks.

    Geesh, people 🙂

    1. Definitely my kind of cooking, too! The longest part was unwrapping the rolos.

      Yep, no gifts…but then again, we didn’t do anything for our mail carrier or ups/fedex drivers, either. Shoot. Now I’m a Grinch!

  10. Tm Supportwave says:

    Hey Krystyn, thanks for sharing these delicious recipes. I will for sure be making these with my kids.

  11. Don’t know what I did wrong! Maybe my oven runs too high??? MY ROLOS didn’t stay in place when I put the M&Ms on them:( They continued to melt (maybe I should have removed them from the still-hot cookie sheet?????). Anyway, the chocolate from the ROLOS melted onto the parchment paper in places and the M&Ms became lopsided:/. No worries tho:) Just like making lemonade out of lemons, I’m calling these little treats MUDSLIDES!!!!!! A VERY APPROPRIATE NAME:)

    1. Hi Pat-

      I love that you are taking it in stride. Yes, your oven could run hot, or it could be an altitude thing? Next time, pull them out when they start to look glossy or sweaty. You just need them soft enough to smoosh your topping into it.

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