I first made these Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies, and they were deee-lish!
I still had half a bag or so of Kisses in the pantry, and they were begging me to eat them. [You may recall I have zero willpower, and sweets, in particular, almost literally seem to call me.]
Hmmm...what goes with pumpkin spice deliciousness??? Pecans, of course! And my idea of Pumpkin Spice Turtles was born from there.
For the past few holidays, I've been making Pretzel Turtles, a Rolo melted on top of a pretzel, topped with a pecan half...but instead of Rolos, I used Pumpkin Spice Kisses. Viola! The perfect fall combination, a taste and texture delight!
So easy...SO delicious...and the girlies even helped me!
|Count out Kisses and unwrap them. (A great fine-motor activity, by the way!)|
|Place Kisses on pretzels -- I like the little square ones.|
|Place assembled pretzel-Kisses on a cookie sheet.|
Bake at 275 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, until Kisses are very soft, but not runny.
|While the Kisses are in the oven, count out your pecans...find the pretty ones!|
|Here are my melty Kisses.|
|Top each with a pecan half, pressing down slightly. (I did this, as I still don't trust the girls near a hot pan.)|
I will say that these turtles never completely set up like the Rolo turtles do. The only impact that has, I think, is that I wouldn't stack these in a gift basket, but rather serve them on a single-layer plate.