It takes just 3 ingredients to make these super-simple Rolo Pretzel Candies! Perfect for your last-minute candy-making needs this holiday season.

It’s not too late to make candy!

With just pretzels and caramel-filled Rolos, you can heat and assemble this quick and tasty treats in no time at all. They are great as is, or dip in chocolate and dust with sprinkles for a festive touch.

Rolo Pretzel Candies on a wood board.

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I thought my Christmas Crack was easy, but these are even easier.

Make a single layer of pretzels and top with Rolo candies.

Square pretzels with Rolos on top of them on a sheet pan.

Bake for 3 minutes, then top with a second pretzel (squishing down to make a sandwich).

Melt some chocolate and dip half of each sandwich (I dip it on the bias), lay on baking sheet, and add some sprinkles.

Rolo Pretzel Candies on a wood board.

Here’s another option (and it’s easier YET!).

Instead of topping with a second pretzel, simply top the softened Rolo candy with a pecan. Instant Turtle Candies.

Pretzels with melted Rolos and a pecan on them on a Christmas tree plate.

Rolo Pretzel Candies on a wood board. se super-simple Rolo Pretzel Candies! Perfect for your last-minute candy-making needs this holiday season.

Rolo Pretzel Candies

Not all homemade candy recipes require a thermometer or tricky techniques! My 3-ingredient Rolo Pretzel Candies are the perfect quick and easy dessert recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 50 pieces
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 58


  • 100 square pretzels
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag Rolo candies unwrapped (about 50 pieces, see note 1)
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag Bright White Candy Melts (see note 2)
  • 1/4 cup holiday sprinkles optional


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup.
  • Arrange 50 pretzels on prepared baking sheet. Top each pretzel with a Rolo. Bake until the Rolos are shiny and have softened slightly, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and immediately top each with a second pretzel, pushing down slightly to form a sandwich. Chill until completely cool, at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, set candy melts in a bowl over a pot of simmering water (double-boiler method) or melt in the microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments. Stir until smooth.
  • Dip half of each pretzel in melted chocolate and lay on baking sheet. Immediately top with sprinkles. Chill until completely cool, at least 30 minutes.


  1. Rolo candies: I enjoy the chocolate-caramel combination here and they melt and spread beautifully once heated, but you can recreate these any chocolate with another small- to- medium meltable chocolate, such as Hershey's Kisses or Hugs, if desired.
  2. Bright white candy melts: Or chocolate, if you're craving even more cocoa flavor.
  3. Yield: One batch of Rolo Pretzel Candies will give you 50 "sandwiches." Few people can stop at one (I know I never do!), so these go quickly. But feel free to halve the quantities for a smaller yield of 25, or double to share 100 with a crowd.
  4. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator (or in your cold garage or patio in winter) for up to 1 month.
  5. Make ahead: These are a great treat to make ahead and then pull out for your holiday cookie plate.
  6. Freezer: For best results, freeze the cookies on a plate or tray until individually frozen solid, then transfer to freezer-safe bags (so the candies don’t stick to each other). Thaw at room temperature.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I’m sorry to be critical. These are amazing.
    I just wanted to point out your simpler version using Almonds. Those look like pecan halves in the photo.
    Either way. Great ideas.5 stars

  2. These turned out so cute and are a great alternative to bring to a cookie exchange when you’re short on time. Thank you!

    1. Hi Adrienne, YES! Thank you. They are so easy and everyone likes them. Can’t beat the sweet + salty combo. I appreciate your kind words, thanks again and take care!

  3. Well, Christmas is well and truly over, but this is a lovely idea for any party or special occasion. I especially love the turtle version!5 stars