I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

That' s The Fastest Turtle I've Ever Seen!

My grandmother has started to do her holiday baking this week she is making her date nut breads, next week it will either be the pizzelles, sesame cookies or some type of candy. My grandmother has to pace herself with her baking these days because she tires more quickly than she use to but still loves it because it keeps her busy.
I think for most of us this time of year can be quite tiring given the quantity of baking, cooking and candy making most of us will be doing. Probably with the economy the way it is it would be in all our best interests to give more gifts from the kitchen.
So over the next few weeks, I thought I would sneak in some really fun, quick and inexpensive holiday treat recipes that you can make a lot of with the least amount of effort and that have a pretty good shelf life. So even if you start making or baking now they’ll still be fresh for the serving, eating and gift giving later.

Easy Turtles Candies

What you will need:

1 bag of Rolo candies
1 bag of Snyder's of Hanover square shaped butter pretzels 1 bag of pecan halves

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. Unwrap Rolo candies and place in bowl for later.
2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
3. Lay down the pretzels onto the cookie sheet. You can get approx. 50-60 to a cookie sheet.
4. Set a Rolo on each pretzel.
5. Place in oven to soften Rolo’s, approximately 3 minutes. Check occasionally, do not let them melt.
6. Take out of oven.
7. Push a pecan half on top of each Rolo
8. Set in a cool area or fridge to harden.
9. Remove from wax paper and store in bag or container, they stay at their best when kept cold.


Anonymous said...

Holy flashback batman! I so have that jingle "(something something somehing)....and I found gold" from the old 80's commercial in my head. What were the first few lines to that little ditty?

I'll have to respectfully disagree with the sentiment that gifts from the kitchen are in place of store bought presents. Things that are made personally from the hands of the giver, like these turtles, is what the holidays are about.

Happy Holidays to you Julie!

Butta Buns

Julie said...

Butta Buns, I didn't mean give up store bought completely....gifts from the kitchen just helps you to keep gift purchases from the store in perspective lol.

Karen Downing said...

I love this idea! I just made some candy dipped pretzels and these turtles would be great along side. Love the sweet and salty combination!

Julie said...

Thanks Karen, enjoy

Chris said...

These are great! A lady I work with makes these with her daughter - but uses the microwave. Then, I told my sister about it for her to do with my niece. HUGE hit with the kids. yum!

Julie said...

I just can't believe how easy they are Chris, yet they taste just the way turtles are suppose to taste.