candy turtles

I am really not good at cooking or baking. I’m also not very patient when it comes to cooking or baking. If something requires more than a half hour of prep and more than a handful of ingredients…I’m definitely not going to attempt to make it. Which is unfortunate, because I come from a family of really amazing cooks! (I don’t know how that gene missed me, haha.)

So, with it being the holidays, I asked my Mom and Grandma if they had some recipes even I could handle making….So, I didn’t have to bring store bought candy for my holiday parties. These are the easy candy recipes they gave me…and they are so incredibly simple to make, it’s laughable. But they are so delicious! I figured I would share them with you all, in case someone else out there is struggling to make some candy for their holiday parties too!

Candy Turtles Recipe

Shopping list:

*Mini pretzels
*Parchment paper

How to make:

1.) Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

candy turtle recipe

2.) Lay parchment paper over a baking sheet and spread mini pretzels across.

turtle candy recipe

3.) Place Rolo candies on top of pretzels and place in the oven for about 4 minutes. (Everyone’s oven is different, just keep them in there until the chocolate becomes soft.)

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4.) Remove from oven and quickly place pecans on top of the soft Rolos.

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5.) Let cool… and then voilà! They are ready to serve!

Candy Turtles

Candy Turtles

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Shopping List:

*1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
*1 package of chocolate chips
*Vanilla extract
*Parchment Paper
fudge recipe

How to make:

1.) Place the entire bag of chocolate chips and can of sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.

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2.) Microwave until chocolate is soft. (1-2 minutes) Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.

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3.) Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and stir well.


4.) Pour into an 8×8 inch pan that has been lined with parchment paper (you can spray cooking spray on paper to make it easier for later).

5.) Let cool for a few hours in the refrigerator, and then serve!

*If you need some awesome candy molds for your holiday recipes, visit this site.

I can say that I made both of these candy recipes with zero issues and my candies were a hit! Wahoo! Thank you, Mom & Grandma! I’m curious, are you a good cook/baker? Or are you like me, and need incredibly easy, no-fuss recipes? Let me know in the comments!

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