Chocolate Turtle Pretzel Bites
I think it’s fun to get my children in the kitchen with me to work on a baking project. I made these Chocolate Turtle Pretzel Bites with my son and we had a blast. They were so easy to make!
Servings 24 pretzel bites
- 1 box Fleishmann's Simply Homemade Baking Mix Pretzel Creations, prepared according to package instructions 16.5 oz/468g
- 24 individually wrapped caramel candies
- 24 whole pecans
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 75g
- 4 tablespoons chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400°F. LIne 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.
Prepare the pretzel dough according to the package instructions. (I used a candy thermometer to make sure the water was at 125°F.)
Divide the dough into 24 (golf ball sized) pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then flatten with your hand. (Keep all of the dough covered with a towel as you work, so that it won't dry out.) Place one pecan and one caramel in the center of the dough, then fold the dough over and pinch the edges closed so that the caramel and nut are completely covered.
Meanwhile, boil 6 cups of water in a large, deep saucepan. Add the baking soda packet and stir. With a slotted spoon, lower each dough ball (one at a time) into boiling water. Let boil for 15 seconds, then remove to prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with pretzel salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until nicely browned (pretzel brown). Let cool slightly while you prepare the topping.
Place chocolate chips n a microwave safe bowl, microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for another 15 seconds and stir until completely smooth. Pour into a resealable plastic bag. Cut a tiny corner off and drizzle chocolate over pretzel bites. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. They are the best the first day.
Serving: 2bites | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg