Doggie Paws or Kitty Paws. It's the old Rolo Turtles candy snack.

Easy Recipes: Rolo Turtles or Doggie Paws, Kitty Paws?

Need A little Chocolate?

This recipe is simple, quick, and easy recipe with chocolate as its main ingredient. It is so good, you will always have a clean platter. No one can eat just one!

And people will follow you around the room as you serve! Or hover around your desk at work until the turtles are gone!

And if you want to make them “Doggie Paws” or “Kitty Paws”, just flip them over to serve. You can skip the pecan if you want.

If there are Fur Babies in your home or family, you know you sometimes have an animal-themed party. These treats made on a knot-twist pretzel look like a Doggy Paw when you flip them over. So cute.  ( See more Easy Recipes here.)

But, of course, your pets can’t eat the chocolate!

doggie paws - the hypertufa

Maybe you need some comfort foods for a big football game day, so that some people can comfort themselves with sweets when their team loses. Make a lot because these things are so good you just want to keep stuffing them down!

It is just the mixture of the crunch of a salty pretzel with the creamy chocolate and caramel of a Rolo. Pop a pecan on the top ( or any other nut or candy you might prefer) and you are in business!

Doggie Paw Treats - The Hypertufa Gardener

I buy a bag of pretzels, the smaller knot shape. And a bag of Rolos. ( These will be the more expensive ingredient.) Then I get the pecan halves to decorate the tops. This makes it look like a turtle.

Flipping it over, you get a treat that looks like a paw….cute, right?

But you can put anything on the top. Peanut butter chip, small peppermint, walnut, peanut, whatever works for you.

I LOVE the pecans.

The kids can be in charge of spreading the pretzels out on a cookie pan. Wish the Rolos weren’t wrapped because it is time-consuming to unwrap each one, but the taste is worth it in the end. 

The oven process will have to be done by an adult or older child, if permitted. Be careful handling the hot pans. And the sweet treat itself is very hot after it comes out of the oven, but cools quickly.

The turtle will cool quickly, but stays sticky and needs a cooling period in the fridge or cool room before it can be stacked on your platter. Cover and it can keep for days.

So you can make them ahead………..good luck with that!

Rolo Turtles or Doggie Paws
Yield: varies

Rolo Turtles or Doggie Paws

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Quick treat to make when you just have to have chocolate! Flip them over and they look like doggie or kitty paws for a special theme.


  • Rolo candies
  • Small knot pretzels
  • Pecan halves


  1. Heat oven to 325°
  2. Spread pretzels in one layer across large cookie sheet
  3. Place one Rolo (unwrapped) on top of each pretzel
  4. Place in oven for about 3 minutes or just long enough to warm and soften the Rolo
  5. Remove from oven and place pecan on top of Rolo and press down.
  6. Cool until you can them up!
  7. Or put sheet into fridge until cooled completely and Rolo hardens to solid again.
  8. Stack in container and cover until ready to munch.

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