Rolo Pretzel Turtles

I have to apologize for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. I kinda had a craft-overload leading up to my show at the beginning of the month and needed a break! You know, let the tips of my fingers heal from all the hot glue burns….hehe!

So, in honor of Turkey Day, I made up some yummy little favors to bring to my Mom’s for dinner. I admit, I really just wanted an excuse to make these treats cause they are SO stinkin’ good! The salty crunch of pretzels with chocolate, caramel, and pecans…yum! 🙂

You’ll need: treat bags, twine, some homespun fabric torn into thin strips, and some little “Happy Thanksgiving” tags of some sort. I found this vintage “Thanksgiving Greetings” graphic online and printed it out on some heavy stock paper. You could personalize some homemade tags or print out virtually anything to decorate your favors!

Here’s the free graphic, downloaded from, if you’d like to use it 🙂

For the Rolo Pretzel Turtles, you’ll seen small pretzels (these square ones work best), some shelled pecans and a bag of Rolo’s! Chocolate wafers (melting chocolate for candy making) also work great if you want to nix the caramel.

Place the Rolo’s on top of the pretzels and put them in the oven for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees. The Rolo’s should be softened and warmed though, but not melted. Immediately place a pecan half on each one, pressing it down into the softened Rolo! Yuuuuum!

Tip: A foil lined baking tray makes for very easy clean up. 🙂

Put some in a treat bag and tie with a little strip of homespun fabric. You could also add some raffia for a nice Fall look! 🙂

Use a hole punch to punch small holes in the corners of the tags…

And tie on your tag with some twine. Cute, quick, easy, and super yummy favors that everyone will LOVE, guaranteed!

Before I go, I thought I’d share some photos of my newly re-arranged booth at The Carriage Place! I made the decision to condense back down to one booth, because I felt that one full booth was better than two sparse booths. It was getting hard to keep up with both spaces between working full time and all the other projects I have going on. I am back in my corner booth and it’s looking fresh and over-flowing with all kinds of vintage and primitive goodies!

I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving, and a great long weekend with family and friends! Thank you again for all the very sweet comments, tips, and feedback you all have left for me – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. When it comes to being thankful, I am most certainly thankful for all the support and love from all my fellow crafters out there! 🙂

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Briggs Ward
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 21:28:12

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Margaret. I understand about too many irons in the fire-Good idea to downsize. Love that old enamel tabe in your pictures-along with everythig else!


  2. cheryl
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 21:49:35

    Your space looks awesome, as usual! I understand the need to have time to recharge. I am taking a break from a homeshow that took up about 1000 square feet in our huge garage. 5 days to set up and about 3 to tear down wears on the old body, not to mention that it was pretty chilly here in Gettysburg during the final teardown.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Getting together with family and friends is always a great way to get back in touch with what life is really all about.

    Thanks so much for sharing:)


  3. Deb
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 22:23:47

    Oohhh I wish I lived close enough to shop your booth. I see several things there that I’m very interested in!
    And I MUST try those turtles. YUM!!


  4. Junkin' June
    Nov 20, 2012 @ 07:16:15

    You are an inspiration! Happy Thanksgiving!! Love the BOOTH!


  5. Virginia Williams
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 21:01:29

    I am trying to order some plastic candy cane forms 6/$1 Can’t seem to get how to order


  6. Sue {Munchkin Munchies}
    Feb 27, 2016 @ 11:07:34

    Your booth looks fabulous, and I adore the child’s size hutch!


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