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Turtle Pretzels

 Turtle Pretzels
Sweet and crunchy, these tasty treats will be gobbled up in no time! —Barbara Loudenslager, O'Fallon, Missouri
15 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a double boiler, melt caramels in water. Dip half of each pretzel
  • into the hot caramel. Place on a greased sheet of foil to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Dip the caramel-coated end of each pretzel into the chocolate,
  • allowing excess to drip off; sprinkle with nuts. Return to foil to
  • cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 304 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.