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Turtle Pretzel Clusters are a salty and sweet treat and they’re absolutely delicious!

They have all of the traditional ingredients of turtle candies – caramel, pecans and chocolate, with the addition of pretzels.

The best part is they’re lightened up!

So how did I lighten these up? Basically I cut the ingredients in half, literally.

Instead of using 40 of the chewy caramel candies I used 20 that I cut in half.

Same with the pecans, I cut 20 whole pecans in half giving me 40 pecan halves.

I used 1/4 cup of semi-sweet milk chocolate chips, if you prefer dark chocolate you can use that. I melted the chocolate in the microwave then drizzled it on top of each pretzel.

Doing that helped cut points on the amount of chocolate I used.

If you’re looking to make holiday treats that are lower in points and easy to make, you need to try these!

What you need to make Turtle Pretzel Clusters:

  • Pretzel waffles
  • Kraft traditional caramels
  • Pecans
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

You only need four ingredients to make these sweet and salty treats!

To make the Turtle Pretzel Clusters I started by cutting the caramels in half, then I cut the pecans in half.

I lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper and laid out 40 pretzel waffles in a single layer. Then I put a piece of caramel on top of each pretzel.

Next I baked them in the oven for 5 minutes at 300 degrees. You want the caramel to be soft enough to press the pecan into it.

The caramels will not look melted but you should be able to press the pecans into them.

You’ll want to work fast so the caramels don’t harden.

Once you have added all of the pecans it’s time to melt the chocolate. I put the chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl, then into the microwave for two minutes at 50% power.

You can also use a double boiler, but it’s such a small amount of chocolate I found it easier to do in the microwave.

After the chocolate was melted I used a fork to drizzle it over the pretzels. I was surprised how well such a small amount of chocolate covered the pretzels.

The salty pretzels, crunchy pecans and sweetness of the caramel and chocolate are a perfect combination!

Keep the extra Turtle Pretzel Clusters in an airtight container for when you want a snack.

You can have two Turtle Pretzel Clusters for 3 Weight Watchers points with the blue plan, purple plan and green plan.

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

Turtle Pretzel Clusters
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Yield: 40 (Two Turtle Pretzel Clusters is 3 points for blue, green and purple)

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Ingredients
  • 40 pretzel waffles
  • 20 caramels
  • 20 pecans
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. Cut each caramel in half then cut each pecan in half.

  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and add 40 pretzels in a single layer.

  4. Top each pretzel with a piece of caramel. Bake for 5 minutes, the caramels should be soft. Press the pecans into the caramel.

  5. Add the chocolate chips to a small microwave safe bowl. Cook for two minutes at 50% power, or until melted. Use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the pretzels.

Here are some more WW friendly cookie recipes:

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Cool Whip Cookies

Cracker Cookies

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Are you looking for a meal plan that’s Weight Watchers friendly? I have over 100 meal plans that you can choose from and I post a new one each week. Click here to check them out!

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