Chocolate Turtle Pudding Cookies

These simple chocolate pudding cookies have chopped pecans and caramel candies!

Chocolate pudding cookies with chopped pecans and Rolo candies!



HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!  The big day has finally arrived!  Kids everywhere are itching with excitement and anticipating all the pounds of candy they’ll be bringing home!  Our kids have been talking about it for days!  Mother Nature seems to have a few tricks up her sleeve.  It’s supposed to storm around here.  Nothing like gusty winds and heavy rain to put a damper (pun intended) on the festivities.

Chocolate pudding cookies loaded with pecans and Rolo's!


Our kiddos don’t mind, they will plow through gail force winds, heavy rain and blustery snow for free candy!  Naturally, I am not as eager.  I offered to just hand them the two giant bags of candy I purchased if they would simply consider skipping the whole thing.  That idea went over like a lead balloon.  I can’t imagine why, they get free candy either way!

Simple chocolate pudding cookies that have all the flavors of turtle candies!


So it seems we’ll be braving the elements.  I am of the mindset that when the kids get home from their tour around the neighborhood, they should dump out their loot and give me first dibs.  I’ll pick out all my favorite chocolate like Butterfingers,  Reese Cups and all the Rolo’s.  What can I say, I like free candy too.

We can only gorge on all our Halloween candy for so long before it loses its appeal, you know?  That’s when I start baking with it.  Cookies are perfect for leftover candies.  These chocolate pudding cookies are so simple.  Toss in a few chopped pecans, some Rolo’s and you have cookies that taste just like Turtle Candy!  Dang, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  Now I’m thinking I need to bake a few extra batches of these cookies.  I wonder if I have time to find a Halloween costume for myself?  I’m going to need a lot more Rolo’s!



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Turtle Pudding Cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3.9 oz package chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 8 oz package Rolo Candies
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Carefully beat in pudding mix and continue to mix until blended. Add eggs one at a time and add baking soda. Slowly mix in flour until completely incorporated. Stir in chopped pecans and Rolo candies.
  3. Drop dough by tablespoons, taking care to keep Rolo’s in the middle of each cookie so that the caramel doesn’t ooze out. Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a cooking rack.
  4. Makes 48 cookies.



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23 Responses

  1. I have never had a cookie even similar to this… It sounds divine.

  2. Happy Halloween! Great tip about where to place the rolo in the cookie. I’ve not had any success with caramel in my cookies, but I’m hoping that changes with these delicious ones. :)

  3. I’ve been wanting to make cookies, because your’s always look so good! Pinned!

  4. I’d be fighting you for those Butterfingers! Love these cookies to use up the leftover candy!

  5. I haven’t made cookies with pudding mix, but I’m going to try! How did the weather turn out for your trick or treating? Hope you had a good Halloween and didn’t get too wet!

    • It was fine, they postponed it, but it wasn’t necessary!

  6. I love pudding cookies! And you put Rolos in them!!! YUM! I hope you and your kiddos had a super fantastic Halloween full of chocolate- gail force winds or not!

    • You could put Rolo’s in anything and it would be delicious!

  7. Pudding cookies. These are on my list of things to make! Your recipe makes me want to make them now. Pinned!

    • I feel the same about your recipes Julie!

  8. Gee, Tanya. You’ve outdone yourself. These pudding cookies sound fantastic! I bet they disappear from your serving platter. :)

  9. I made my hubby take them….it was raining here too! No one minded, except the hubby, and I’ve been helping myself to Snickers, Baby Ruth, and Butterfingers all week! There’s SO MUCH…..!

  10. OH DEAR! I.WANT.SOME.NOW! What a fabulous concotion….I am a cookie monster and these are definitely going to be pinned until I can make them myself. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. I’m going to share this recipe on my Facebook page. =)


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