Rolo Pretzels are fun sweet and salty dessert to make with your kids and great for Christmas plates. All you need for these are 3 ingredients! These easy turtles are made with pretzels, chocolate rolos, 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 pretzel 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 a salty pecan makes these taste just like a turtle. This is 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 your own! My kids don’t love the pecans but go crazy for the M&Ms.

  • Hershey Kiss: Use a Hershey kiss instead of Rolo. 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 to make with your kids and great for Christmas plates. All you need for these Rolo Pretzel Bites are pretzels, rolos, 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, or if you are lucky you can find the mini star pretzels)
  • Bag of Rolos, unwrapped
  • Halved Pecans
  • M&Ms, Hersheys kissables, (optional for kids)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pretzels on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place unwrapped Rolos on top of pretzels and bake for 3 minutes. You don't want them too melted. Remove from oven and push pecan half (or candy) halfway down into the melted Rolo.


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