Cadbury Egg Turtle Pretzels – a sweet ‘n salty treat made with pretzel squares, caramel-filled chocolate candies and candy-coated Cadbury eggs. A 5-minute Easter dessert!
Do you need a fast, easy Easter treat? Are you a Cadbury chocolate eggs fan? These bite-sized turtle pretzels topped with a chocolate mini Cadbury egg are the perfect springtime treat. With only 5 minutes, you can make a batch of these sweet and salty treats. Great for a chocolate Easter platter or Easter treat to share. Spring into Easter with these fun caramelly chocolate treats!
These Cadbury egg turtle pretzels are so delicious. The sweet chocolate and caramel of the candies are complimented by the salty crunchiness of the pretzel. If you like sweet-salty combos you are going to love these turtle pretzels. This is a great treat to share in place of cookies or other treats that may take longer to make. If you need a last-minute dessert for your springtime or Easter get together, these are perfect.
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- Easy 4-Ingredient Easter Fudge
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- Easy Carrot Cake Cookies
- Edible Chocolate Easter Egg Centerpiece
Check out how easy this 4-Ingredient Easter Fudge is… and it’s full of chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs!
3 INGREDIENTS AND 5 MINUTES!
These EASY, quick pretzel turtles only require 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. To make your own you’ll need:
- square pretzels
- Rolo chocolate candies
- Cadbury mini eggs (they now offer the classic pastel colors and a new shimmer color)
To make this simple chocolate treat place a single layer of pretzels on a baking sheet, add an unwrapped Rolo candy on each pretzel. Heat in the oven for 1-2 minutes until chocolate and caramel begin to soften. Remove for oven and immediately press one mini chocolate Cadbury egg candy onto each soft Rolo. Let cool and harden. That’s it! So easy and so delicious!
PRO TIP: stock up on candies like Rolos when seasonal items are on clearance. I snagged a few bags of Christmas Rolos at the end of December for 75% off. Knowing I wouldn’t be eating them all in the next month or so I through them into my freezer. When I made these Cadbury egg turtle pretzels and Valentine’s Turtle Pretzels, I used the Rolos I had in the freezer. This is a great way to save money!
If you don’t want to heat up the oven you can also place your pretzel and Rolo combo on a plate and microwave them for 5-10 seconds, just enough to soften (not melt) the caramel.
MY GROCERY STORE DOESN’T CARRY SQUARE PRETZELS, CAN I USE REGULAR TWISTED OR PRETZEL RODS?
Feel free to use any of these but I’d still recommend the square pretzels if you can find them. The square pretzels hold the chocolate nicely without much in the way of dripadge or unwanted moving. You can find square pretzels in most grocery stores in the chip aisle where the pretzels are located.
If you choose to use pretzel rods, cut them in half. Use two pretzel rods that have been cut in half (4 pieces total). Then, place them in a line and set the Rolo on top. They might want to roll and move which will make it harder to work with but they’d still taste great.
If you choose to use the regular twist pretzels, I’d recommend using the smallest ones you can buy. This will give the Rolo more surface area to hold on to and smaller holes to fall through.
ARE THERE OTHER CANDIES THAT WILL WORK?
If you don’t have Rolos but have another kind of chocolate candy, it will probably work. Rolos with the caramel inside is the best option to give you the traditional turtle flavor but other candies will work too. With these turtle pretzel treats, I think it’s best to stick with a chocolate candy. The chocolate acts as a glue for the Cadbury eggs. Here are a few other chocolate candies that would taste great!
- Dove Chocolates
- Hershey Kisses
- Hershey Hugs (the white and milk chocolate would look cool and taste great)
- Milk Duds
- even a chocolate bar broke into small pieces
NOT A CADBURY EGG FAN? THAT’S CRAZY!
If this is true, you might be crazy! Just Kidding. If you don’t care for Cadbury chocolate eggs you can use these in their place.
- Milk Duds
- White chocolate drizzle
PRICE CHECK ($):
These little bite-sized chocolate Easter treats aren’t just cute and fast, they’re also fairly cheap to make. Prices of supplies may vary depending on location and store you purchase groceries from. I shop bulk food stores, use coupons, watch ads and shop sales (like case lot), buy supplies in bulk to save on cost and use homegrown produce and herbs when available. Here’s my ingredient list and cost:
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Here’s the full printable recipe and directions. Enjoy!
Cadbury Egg Turtle Pretzels
A sweet 'n salty treat made with pretzel squares, caramel-filled chocolate candies and candy-coated Cadbury eggs. 5-min treat!
- 40 Square Pretzels
- 40 Rolo chocolate candies unwrapped
- 40 Chocolate mini Cadbury Eggs classic pastel color or new shimmer
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place a single layer of pretzels on baking sheet.
- Add one unwrapped Rolo to the top of each pretzel square.
- Turn oven OFF and place the tray of pretzels and Rolos in the warm oven. Warm for 1-2 minutes until Rolo becomes soft (but not melted and dripping).
- Remove from oven and gently press one Cadbury Mini Egg on top of each softened Rolo.
- Let cool. Package for delivery or enjoy yourself!