Ritz Rolo Turtles are so easy to make! The perfect sweet and salty combo. Ritz crackers, Rolos, pecans, and chocolate chips!
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I love baking, but I also love finding ways to create delicious no-bake treats. Like chocolate-dipped graham crackers, Nilla wafer Twix bites, and my latest creation—Rolo turtles made with Ritz crackers. The perfect little snack to curb your sweet tooth. They stay fresh for days so you can easily make a batch and snack on them all week. They’d be perfect for adding to holiday treat platters too!
Ritz Rolo Turtles
We start out with a Ritz cracker, top it with a Rolo candy, and heat them in the oven to slightly melt the Rolo. The Rolos won’t look melted, but don’t worry—they are, and will flatten once you add a second cracker on top. Then we spoon melted chocolate over each cookie sandwich and add a pecan.
You can get creative with the melted chocolate, too. Feel free to dip the entire Ritz turtle in chocolate or drizzle chocolate over the top. I took the easy route, just spooning a bit over the top. I didn’t want to add too much and overpower the caramel in the center. They turned out perfect!
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Ritz Rolo Turtles Ingredients
(Scroll to the end for an easy-to-follow recipe card)
- Ritz Crackers: my recipe makes 48 cookies, but you can make as many as you’d like. You need twice as many crackers as Rolo candies.
- Rolos: a 10-ounce bag has 48-50 candies which is the perfect amount.
- Chocolate Chips (or melting wafers like Wilton or Ghirardelli): I used milk chocolate chips, but you can use semisweet if you’d like.
- Pecan Halves: 48 pecan halves to place on top of the melted chocolate.
How To Make Rolo Turtles with Ritz Crackers
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Place half of the crackers onto a baking sheet.
Place a Rolo in the center of each cracker.
Heat in the oven for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes. Just long enough to soften the Rolos and give them a shiny appearance.
Flatten each Rolo with a second cracker.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. You can use melting chocolate wafers or chocolate chips. I microwaved it for 60 seconds and stirred it until everything was melted and smooth.
Spoon a small amount of chocolate onto the top of each Ritz cookie sandwich. Smooth the chocolate out with the back of the spoon. Press a pecan half onto the top of each cookie.
Let stand until the chocolate is set. Ritz Rolo Turtles are best stored at room temperature and will stay fresh in an airtight container for 7 days.
Ritz Rolo Turtles
Ritz Rolo Turtles
- 98 Ritz crackers (1 regular sized box)
- 48 Rolo candies (10 oz. bag)
- 1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 48 pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Place half of the crackers on a large baking sheet.
- Place a Rolo candy in the center of each cracker.
- Bake for 2 1/2-3 minutes. Rolos should be shiny. DO NOT over bake.
- Remove from the oven and place another cracker on top of each Rolo candy, pressing down slightly.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. You can use melting chocolate wafers or chocolate chips. I microwaved it for 60 seconds and stirred it until everything was melted and smooth.
- Spoon a small amount of chocolate onto the top of each Ritz cookie sandwich. Smooth the chocolate out with the back of the spoon.
- Press a pecan half onto the top of each cookie.
- Let stand until the chocolate is set.
Welcome! I'm Brandy, mother to 5 darling kiddos and a cute black lab named Toby. My husband is in the Coast Guard so we've lived all over the place, turning each house into a home. I love baking, sewing, making cute things with my kids, and sharing what I've learned with all of you!