First, I preheated the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and then gathered the following ingredients:
1 bag of Butter Snaps pretzels
1 bag of Dove Caramel Milk Chocolate candies
1 bag of pecan halves
I then spread out the pretzels onto a baking sheet and topped each with 1 caramel candy.
(P.s. My cookie sheets are old, not dirty-don't judge!)
I decided to do a test run first to determine exactly how much time in the oven the turtles would need. The original recipe called for 4 minutes, and one of the reviews I read said they decreased the time to 3 minutes. Here is what I came out with after 3 minutes:
After placing a pecan half on top, carmel oozed out the sides...not the look I was going for. I realized 3 minutes was too long in our oven (affectionately known as the Scorch-O-Matic around these parts), so I cut the time down to 2 minutes for the next batch.
As you can see, there is less ooze-age, but I decided to cut the time down even further. The last batch was in the oven for only 1 minute, and here is how it looked after it was baked and topped:
No oozing caramel! I suppose if you aren't really OCD like me and oozing caramel doesn't bother you, then you don't have to do a test run; you could just pop them all in at once, top them all with a pecan half when they get out of the oven, and then let them set up for a while (happens much faster in the fridge if you don't want to wait to gobble them up!) before eating or packaging. I just like the look of the candies better when they aren't leaking caramel out the sides, so the test run trials worked for me :).
Do you have any easy/quick recipes for holiday treats that you would like to share? If so, I would love to hear about them!