Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pretzel Turtles

A few years ago, I found this recipe for Pretzel Turtles in a Rachael Ray magazine and it quickly became my favorite Christmas treat. They are easy to make and soooo good! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Pretzel Turtles
One 14oz bag of soft caramels
One bag of pretzel nuggets
12oz of dark chocolate
2 cups finely chopped almonds

1. Unwrap the caramels, then, using a rolling pin, roll out each one into a 1/8 inch-thick oval. Wrap a caramel around each pretzel nugget, pinching the ends to seal.

2. In a double broiler over simmering water, melt half the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Add the remaining chocolate, remove the top of the double broiler from the saucepan and stir until smooth.

3. Place the almonds in a shallow bowl. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Using a fork, dip a caramel-covered pretzel in the chocolate to coat, tapping off any excess chocolate. Transfer the pretzel to the almonds and toss to coat; place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pretzels. Let stand until set, about 3 hours.

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