Since this is one of our family favorites and I am currently in the kitchen whipping up a batch, I thought I’d share this holiday recipe.
Not that you couldn’t make it other times of the year, because you could. Seriously. The ingredients are easily obtainable all year long. You know, unlike some other things, namely Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses which should be available all year long but aren’t. Shame on you Hershey people. Shame!
Anyway . . .
One 1 lb. bag of mini twist pretzels (that would be the pretzel-shaped ones, not the rods, not the nuggets, not the skinny little sticks, just the pretzel-shaped ones).
2 bags of Rolos candy
1 8oz bag of pecan halves. On second thought, maybe 2 bags. It’s not like you’re ever going to wind up with exactly matching amounts of pretzels, Rolos and pecan halves anyway, so just get however much you want and make them until you run out of one ingredient or the other. Or until you run out of patience. Or consciousness. Really, it’s up to you.
Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spread a single layer of pretzels out on the foiled sheet. (That would be “foiled” with an F, not “soiled” with an S. Foiled sheets and soiled sheets are two very different things, and using the wrong one would definitely affect the outcome here).
Place one unwrapped Rolo candy on the center of each pretzel. Really people, do I need to explain that the Rolos need to be unwrapped? I really shouldn’t need to, but I feel compelled to anyway, because I never know who might be reading, and I don’t want any hate email because some dim bulb spent the day with a mouth full of gold foil. Though, really, that would be an inexpensive way to get yourself a festive grill for the holidays. Fo’ shizzle.
Put the baking sheet with the pretzles and Rolos into a pre-heated 250 degree oven for about five minutes. Take the sheet out and gently push a pecan half into each Rolo. If the pecan halves can’t be easily pushed into the candy, put it all back in the oven for a couple more minutes to soften it up more, then try again. Did I really need to tell you that? Really??? Let cool until the Rolos harden back up, and there you have it.
See? Dead easy, and mighty tasty.
Oh, and don’t get the unsalted pretzels unless it is really medically necessary. Okay?
And George, if you’re out there, Tewt doesn’t think newts eat turtles.