Here are a couple of really easy gifts or treats that involve pretzels. The first is Pretzel Turtles, if you haven’t had them before, then I am surprised. It is a well traveled recipe. They are so simple and oh so good.
You make the pretzel turtles using pretzels, rolo candies, and pecan halves. I also make them using red and green M & M’s in place of the pecan halves for those in my family who aren’t nut lovers. I roast my pecans before placing them on the turtles, but you can skip this step to make them even easier. If you aren’t a pecan fan you can always replace them with any kind of nut like whole cashews, almonds, etc. You could even top them with another pretzel and make a pretzel sandwich!
The other recipe is another fun way to change a bag of pretzels. So easy. I adapted the recipe from Baking Junkie. It brings the flavors of sweet and salty together. You coat the pretzels with a cinnamon sugar mixture. I also saw another variation at Oh My Sugar High. That version cooks in the microwave if you really want to speed up the process of making these.