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Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels


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Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels are the perfect sweet treat to celebrate Fat Tuesday. The combination of pretzels, chocolate, nuts and caramel is just plain irresistible!

pretzels topped with chocolate, a pecan, purple frosting and colored sprinkles, all on a white plateMARDI GRAS ROLO PRETZELS FOR FAT TUESDAY

Everyone who celebrates Mardi Gras knows that a big part of the celebration is EATING! The whole point of Fat Tuesday is eating, eating, eating before fasting and Lent begins.

There can never be too much food at a Mardi Gras celebration. Luckily these Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels are easy to make and you can whip up a BIG batch in no time!

ITEMS NEEDED FOR MARDI GRAS ROLO PRETZELS

There are not many ingredients needed for Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels. The main problem I have at my house is making sure the Rolo’s don’t get eaten before I get ready to make the treats.

pretzels topped with chocolate, a pecan, purple frosting and colored sprinkles, all on a white counter

HOW TO MAKE MARDI GRAS ROLO PRETZELS

When I make Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels I like to form an assembly line and put one of my kids to work helping me. The process can go really quickly with an extra set of hands.

pretzels topped with chocolate, a pecan, purple frosting and colored sprinkles, on a white plate and on a gold tablecloth

STEP ONE: EASY PREPARATIONS

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pretzels in a single layer on the baking sheet.

STEP TWO: PLACE ROLOS

If you haven’t unwrapped all of the Rolo candies do that now.

Place one Rolo candy on top of each pretzel twist.

a collage of pretzels topped with a Rolo and a pecan

STEP THREE:  BAKE

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the Rolo candies are soft, but not melted. Remove from the oven.

STEP FOUR: PLACE PECANS

As soon as you remove the pan from the oven immediately press one pecan half down on top of each Rolo candy. Press the candy all the way through to the pretzel.

STEP FIVE: COOL

Allow the pretzels to cool completely on the baking sheet. Now move all the pretzel turtles to a wire rack.

STEP SIX: DECORATE

Place each color of candy coating in a separate bowl and melt according to the package instructions.

Take one color of melted candy coating at a time and drizzle the chocolate over the pretzel turtles.

Add sprinkles to the tops before the candy coating sets up.

Let the Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels to set up before storing in an airtight container.

pretzels topped with chocolate, a pecan, purple and yellow frosting and colored sprinkles, all on a white paper

MARDI GRAS ROLO PRETZELS RECIPE

Are you ready to make some of these adorable Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels? You can print off the recipe below.

Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels

Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels

Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels are the perfect sweet treat for Fat Tuesday celebrations. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 680 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 35 small pretzel twists
  • 35 pecan halves, lightly toasted and salted
  • 8 ounce package Rolo Unwrapped Caramel Candies
  • 1 bag Yellow candy melts
  • 1 bag Purple candy melts
  • 1 bag Green candy melts
  • Yellow, green, and purple sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place pretzels in a single layer on baking sheet. On top of each pretzel, place a Rolo candy.
  • Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until candies are soft but not melted. Remove from oven.
  • Immediately press one pecan half down on top of each Rolo candy, pressing the candy through the pretzel. Allow pretzel turtles to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • After cooling, remove pretzel turtles to a wire rack.
  • Melt candy coating in individual bowls according to package directions. One color at a time, drizzle candy coating over pretzel turtles.  
  • Immediately add sprinkles.
  • Allow to set before storing. To speed the setting process, place turtle pretzels in the refrigerator.

Notes

This makes approximately 35 pretzels.

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcalCarbohydrates: 93gProtein: 6gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 578mgPotassium: 152mgFiber: 2gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
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If you would like some more ideas for Mardi Gras check these Mardi Gras Recipe Ideas. Be sure to PIN this recipe so you can make it year after year.

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4 thoughts on “Mardi Gras Rolo Pretzels”

  1. Pretzels and rolo chocolate – yum!! These are indeed a perfect treat. Thanks for bringing at Fiesta Friday party!

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  2. My boys would love these – I’m adding the ingredients to the shopping list! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday – don’t forget to add in party links for a chance to be featured the following week.

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  3. I love this snack, we’ve done variations on it and I’m thrilled with another excuse to make them 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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