A delightful combination of sweet and salty, smooth and creamy, gooey and crispy – all in one little chocolatey bite. A super easy pretzel turtle recipe with a Hawaiian twist, macadamia nuts.
Every year for Christmas my sweet neighbor lovingly made chocolate covered caramel pretzel sticks and passed them out to her neighbors. When they arrived at our house, I always ate more than my share. I love chocolate and caramel and when you add in a salty, crunchy pretzel, they’re pretty much irresistible. Unfortunately, she moved a few years ago and I’ve been missing her pretzels and her ever since.
Lately on Pinterest I’ve seen lots of pins that incorporate those flavors I love in to a pretzel turtle. Best Bites and Steamy Kitchen, use a Rolo and a Pecan to create their turtles. You can top the Rolo with holiday M&M’s for a fun holiday twist, or use a holiday swirl Hershey’s Kiss like Kathie Cooks did to create Pretzel Hugs.
I changed up the idea to use the Macadamia Nut Clusters at Costco. If you’ve never had them, you’re missing out. They are addicting. Every time I would walk by them in the store, I’d think I’d better not buy them or I’ll eat the whole jar. Finally, I decide I needed to create a recipe that uses them as an ingredient so I’d have an excuse to buy them.
The pretzel turtle was the perfect recipe. They’re so simple, but people will never know how easy they are to make. My son thought I’d made the nut clusters. If you don’t tell neither will I.
Hawaiian Pretzel Turtles
- Macadamia Nut Clusters
- Pretzel Snaps
- White chocolate optional
- Use a kitchen torch or multi-purpose lighter to heat the chocolate on the bottom of a nut cluster just until the chocolate starts to melt.
- Gently press a pretzel snap in to the melted chocolate. Set aside to cool. Drizzle with melted white chocolate if desired.
Today’s post is week 5 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Brenda, Meal Planning Magic. Be sure and check out all of the fabulous treats the other 12 weeks of Christmas Treats bakers baked up for this week.
Super easy but I’m loving it!
kristy @ the wicked noodle
I’ve made a version of these but mine have never been as pretty as these!
The Squishy Monster
These are really lovely. This takes me back to Hawaii instantly! =)
I’ve been seeing a lot of salt and sweet lately – I’m thinking I should get on board with this and give it a try. These look beautiful.
This is brilliant!!! Beautiful AND irresistible treats! And these would make a fantastic hostess gift for the holidays 🙂
Cooking on a Dime
Adorable! I am definitely going to have to get those clusters at Costco. I have been craving macadamia nuts since my trip to Hawaii…
Now those are adorable! And so easy to make. Love it!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
They are so simply! I would have thought that they’d be a lot more difficult. Great idea mum xxx
What an easy and delicious treat! These would be great on a holiday cookie platter. I haven’t tried the clusters yet but they’re on my list for my next Costco run 🙂
This satisfys 2 of my cravings all in one. Great!
How fun and simple even I can make theese!
Rocky Mountain Woman
Salty and sweet is my favorite combo ever! These look wonderful…
such a great idea, and they’re so cute! i want to reach into the screen and grab one! 🙂
They look sooooooooo cute, awesome!