Monday, April 6, 2009

Chocolate Caramel Treats

Alright, here's a quick and yummy treat! (Warning: You may want to make 2 batches, one for yourself and one for the people with which you want to share!)

A friend told me about this idea coming from somewhere called the poor man's turtle. I'll take this one any day! I actually don't like pecans or nuts in my treats so I used M&M's instead. It's a great way to make these treats festive too.

Chocolate Caramel Treats

Bag of Rolos
Partial bag of pretzels
M&M's/Pecans/whatever you like with caramel and chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper for easy clean up. I opened my bag of Rolos first and counted them. (You'll want to use them all!) Lay out the same amount of pretzels in a single layer on the pan. They don't have to be spaced far apart; this was just my first time. Then you just open all the Rolos and put one in the center of each pretzel. Put pan in the oven and bake for about 3 or 4 minutes. Don't sit there and watch for the Rolos to melt all over the pretzels. They won't do it. (I found out the hard way and wasted a batch.) Remove the pan and immediately put your topping of choice on the Rolos, mushing them down with the topping. (Hint: If your topping isn't big like a pecan (plain M&M's that I used) you will need to mush the Rolos with a spoon before putting on the topping. (That is, if you want the Rolos to completely cover the pretzels.) Now you just need to refrigerate for a little while so the chocolate sets. Then just keep them in a sealed container.


Leigh This Way said...

Yummy!! Chocolate, Caramel and pretzels...what an awesome combo!

Jamie and Ryan said...

Mmmm! Can't wait to try these!!

The Gould Family said...

My family makes these w/ hershey kisses instead of rolos... we love them! We'll have to try the rolo ones sometime!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those look positively sinful and delicious! I'm so picking up a bag of Rolos the next time I'm at the store... great idea!!

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