Kids in the Kitchen — Poor Man’s Turtles

This week, I thought it would be fun to participate in A Little Fun with Me and Lu’s Kids in the Kitchen Thursday. Emily and I had such a great time this afternoon making these tasty Poor Man’s Turtles. She even decorated some boxes to keep them in, but I don’t think they will last long in this house!
To make your own Poor Man’s Turtles, you will need: Snap Pretzels, Rolos, and Pecan Halves.
Start by layering the pretzels onto a baking sheet. If you’re like Emily, feel free to munch on a few as you are doing this step.

Next, place one Rolo on top of each pretzel. Don’t they look great already?? Wait, wait, it gets even better……..
Place in a 200 degree oven for just a few minutes, or until the chocolate starts to melt. The Rolos do not melt down, so as soon as the chocolate is melted, go ahead and pull them out. Now, place a pecan half on top of each Rolo and press down. Yummmmm!
Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for the chocolate to harden back up again.
Here’s Emily decorating her candy box with lots of “Yum! Yum! Yum!”.
Don’t they look heavenly? They taste absolutely divine!
Have fun! And for more Kids in the Kitchen, visit A Little Fun with Me and Lu.


  1. I hope there's one left when I get home!

  2. Oh my … those look heavenly!! We will definatley try those! Thanks for participating this week! Hope to see you more!

  3. Aah that's nice and simple too.

    I can bet it tastes real good.

  4. Mama King says

    Yum! I love salty & sweet snacks! Those definitely wouldn't last in our house 🙂

  5. Oh…these look dangerously delicious! I'm bookmarking this one, for sure. 🙂

  6. MaryAnne says

    These do look good, and it looks like Emily was able to make them on her own, which is even better!

  7. Wow, those look delicious! We have made the pretzels with hershey kisses on them and then you stick an m&m on top, but these look even better. Were there any left for Mark? His comment reminded me of my husband.

  8. BranFlakes says

    oh I LOVE those!

  9. La Dolce Vita says

    OK, so YUM, YUM, YUM! These look fun too!

  10. I think I'll be putting those ingredients on my shopping list…

  11. Val in the Rose Garden says

    Those look SO good! We made them last year with extra large M&Ms in red and green and hershy kisses for the family for christmas… but those look even better than the ones we made. Carmel. May have to get me some. 😉


  12. @ Christy — Yeah, we were nice and left him a few, but keeping ourselves away from them was a bit like trying to hold back the ocean! They were soooooo good, so we just had to share them.

  13. @ MaryAnne — Emily pretended to have her own cooking show while she was doing this. It was so cute! The only thing I did was physically put them in the oven and take them out. She did all the rest!

  14. Night Owl Mama says

    We make those all the time YUMMMY!!!

  15. Myztic@FunWithMama says

    mmm.. those look really yummy!

  16. Stephanie Griffith says

    Yum! I am definitely going to have to try those. I have a weakness for turtles.

  17. So simple and they look delicious. We will be trying these little pieces of goodness for sure. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Fun and yummy! You can't beat that!

  19. centralillinoisian says

    Those look good and so easy!

  20. Those do look yummy! Now I think I'm hungry. LOL

  21. Super Amazing Savings says

    You come up with the best ideas! Thanks for coming by Super Amazing Savings. I hope you found something you can use.

  22. mom2triplets04 says

    Really enjoying your blog. Thanks for posting this. I will have to try it out with the triplets. Thank you.

  23. I have looked all over town for those square pretzels. Can you tell me where you got yours?

  24. @ Bobbi — I had no idea they were that hard to find! I found these at Target, so I hope that helps!

  25. Target, really?! I should have asked you months ago when I wanted to use these at Christmas time! I'm going to go stock up.

    Thanks for the sweet comments like always. You are one awesome blog friend and one terrific Mama.

  26. thanks for the great idea! just visiting from SITs. Happy Saturday.

  27. Stephanie Griffith says

    Valerie, I made some of these this morning for our National Night Out potluck tomorrow. OMG! They are so good. There might not be any left by tomorrow night.

  28. @ Stephanie — I know what you mean! I couldn't help myself from buying another bag of Rolos to make another batch of these. They are addicting!