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Turtle Pretzels

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

Sweet and crunchy, these tasty treats will be gobbled up in no time! —Barbara Loudenslager, O'Fallon, Missouri
Turtle Pretzels Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (11 ounces) caramels
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a double boiler, melt caramels in water. Dip half of each pretzel into the hot caramel. Place on a greased sheet of foil to cool.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip the caramel-coated end of each pretzel into the chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; sprinkle with nuts. Return to foil to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 304 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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