This month we are focusing on desserts/cookies or other yummy treats that you create or love to eat this time of the year. This holiday season has been a little challenged here at the Hotel Thompson – with mom’s surgery, recuperation and other trying things that showed their ugly head. Usually mom fixes this dessert, boxes them up in little Chinese containers that are decorated with pictures of us anipals and hands them out. This year, she just didn’t get a chance to play around and have fun. BUT she wanted to share this recipe because it’s fun and the treats are delicious!
So here is mom –
What you will need: bag of shelled pecan halves ($7.00); bag of Rolo candies ($4.00); and a bag of square pretzels ($3.00) = total cost $14.00
The most time consuming part of this recipe is unwrapping all of the Rolo’s. Usually I will sit in front of the television with a two bowls – one for wrappers and one for the unwrapped Rolo’s. Watch some television and start unwrapping. It makes it go faster. Trust me, this is the annoying part.
After you are done, get out a cookie sheet and wrap it with aluminum wrap. Put your square pretzels on it and put one Rolo on top of all of the pretzels. Your oven needs to be set at like 200 degrees. Place the pan in the oven for about 2-3 minutes, until you see the Rolo’s getting soft. Take them out and immediately push a pecan half on top of the pretzel. We call these Reindeer noses. Cute huh?
Now make a mental note. Don’t put so many pretzels on the tray with Rolo’s that when you take them out of the oven they soften before you can put the pecan half on them. I can usually do about three trays with the ingredients above. Happy eats!