Turtle Pretzel Bites are quick and easy to whip up and make the perfect holiday gifts. Switch them up with Almond Joy, Snickers and other flavors depending on what you have in your pantry! Plus video!
Turtle Pretzel Bites are possibly the easiest little holiday treats with just a handful of ingredients and only 10 minutes of prep time.
They are also simple to customize depending on what you have on hand. I switched things up with a few of them by making:
Almond Joy Pretzel Bites with toasted almonds, shredded coconut and melted chocolate;
Snickers Pretzel Bites with honey roasted peanuts and drizzled chocolate;
Christmas Pretzel Bites with green candy melts and & mini Red M&Ms or a red heart sprinkle to resemble the Grinch. Then I swapped in walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios and Macadamia nuts.
Each one of these versions starts off with a small pretzel topped with a soft caramel candy.
Heat them in the oven for about 3 minutes until the caramel gets soft then place a chocolate candy melt over and pop the tray back in the oven for another minute or so. Remove the tray from the oven and top with pecan halves, almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts, Macadamia nuts, mini M&M’s, shredded coconut or anything else you have in your pantry.
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