Turtle Bites Recipe

turtle bites all lined up

Today’s Best Recipe is Turtle Bites. Bite-sized fun with chocolate, ooey gooey caramel and pecans!

Turtle Bites are one of the easiest treats to make and they are fun for the kiddo to help!

Three ingredients are all you need to make these M&M Pretzel bites.


Caramel enveloped in chocolate. Look for the package that is unwrapped for easy, quick candy making.


We prefer the square pretzels. They fit the Rolo candy perfectly and are bite-size, but mini pretzels work well too.


We use one-half pecan for each Rolo candy.


For a delicious substitute, use M&Ms instead of pecans.

Try Hershey Kisses in place of the M&Ms.

Switch to Reese’s Pieces for a peanut butter flair.

pecan turtle bites


How Easy Are These to Make?

The process is as simple as the ingredients. 

Line the pretzels up on the baking sheet.

Top each pretzel with an unwrapped Rolo candy.

Place in oven, just long enough for the Rolo candy to soften (not melt).

Remove from oven.

Press one M&M into the softened Rolo.


turtle bites all lined up


Turtle Bites Recipe Ingredients:

Each turtle bite will need:

1 Pretzel, we use square-shaped

1 Rolo, unwrapped

1 Pecan Half (or nuts of choice)

Turtle Bites Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Line cookie sheet w/foil or parchment paper.

Line up square pretzels on sheet

Place unwrapped rolos on top of the pretzels.

Bake for 5 minutes on center track in preheated oven, until soft but not melted

Remove from the oven and squish pecan halves on top.

Put the cookie sheet into the fridge until they’re chilled and set.

Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy these delicious Turtle Bites!

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