Rolo Pretzels are fun sweet treats and salty dessert to make with your kids and great for Christmas treats. The best part is all you need for these are 3 simple ingredients! These easy turtles are made with crunchy pretzels, chocolate rolo candies, and pecans or M&Ms.

Rolo Pretzels


My friend Lindsay gave these to me and although I have seen them before I underestimated their yumminess.

Even though everyone has these Rolo Pretzel Bites on their Christmas plates, I never get tired of eating them because they’re that good.

The buttery, salty pretzels with the chewy sweet caramel is divine. I loved them so much that I made them with my boys today.

I let them put M&Ms on top but for adults salty crunchy pecans makes these taste just like a turtle. This is one of the easiest recipes and a fun activity to do with your kids and takes less than 5 minutes.

I had to give them to my neighbors immediately so I didn’t eat them all.

Rolo Pretzels


Make these easy pretzel treats your own! My kids don’t love the pecans but go crazy for the M&Ms and you can use red and green M&Ms for the holiday season. 

  • Hershey Kiss: Use a Hershey kiss instead of Rolo for Christmas Rolo pretzels. The white and black striped Hershey Hugs are really cute. During Christmas time they have a red and white striped Hershey kiss as well.
  • Peanut Butter version – Use a mini peanut butter cup instead of a Rolo for a peanut butter delight!


Rolo Pretzels

Rolo Pretzel Bites

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These Rolo Pretzel Bites are fun salty treat to make with your kids and great for an easy Christmas cookie exchange. All you need for these easy treats are pretzels, rolo candy, and pecans or M&Ms.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 36 servings


  • Bag of mini pretzels, (original, square pretzels, or if you are lucky you can find the mini star pretzels)
  • Bag of Rolos, unwrapped
  • Pecan Halves
  • M&Ms, Hersheys kissables, (optional for kids)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pretzels on an ungreased sheet pan. Place unwrapped Rolos in a single layer on top of each pretzel and bake for 3-5 minutes. You don't want them too melted. Remove from oven and push pecan half (or candy) halfway down on top of each Rolo. Store leftovers in an airtight container. 


Source: my friend Lindsay Stevens
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Rolo Pretzels