With a delicious combination of salty and sweet flavors to tantalize your taste buds, caramel and chocolate covered pretzels may be the perfect snack. They're easy to make, and are great to keep in the house for picking on when you're watching TV, to serve to guests at parties, or to give as a tasty gift for a holiday or birthday. Try this recipe the next time you find yourself in the mood for a treat.
Things You'll Need
1 stick of butter
14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of granulated sugar
½ cup of light corn syrup
16 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Small twisted pretzels
Microwave safe bowl
Place a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the butter, condensed milk, sugar and corn syrup. Stir the mixture frequently until the sugar has dissolved.
Increase the heat to medium high and stir continuously until the mixture darkens to a rich caramel color. Remove the pan from the heat.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Dip pretzels into the caramel by hooking them on the tip of a skewer and dragging them through the caramel until they are coated. Use a fork to help maneuver them back onto the skewer.
Hold them above the caramel and allow excess to drip off, tapping skewer on the edge of the sauce pan if necessary. Place them on the parchment. When all the pretzels have been coated, put the cookie sheet into the refrigerator until the caramel sets, approximately ½ hour.
Empty the bag of chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Place in the microwave on medium power for 1 minute. Take them out and stir them. Keep putting them back into the microwave for 15 to 30-second increments, stirring in between cycles, until they are melted and the chocolate is smooth.
Put a clean sheet of parchment onto the cookie sheet. With the skewer and the fork, dip the pretzels into the melted chocolate. You can entirely coat the pretzel in chocolate, or you can dip them to coat just half of them if you want less chocolate on your pretzels.
Place the pretzels back onto the cookie sheet. Place them in the refrigerator for one to two hours, until the chocolate has hardened.
Remove the pretzels from the cookie sheet. Place pretzels in a parchment-lined tin to give as gifts, or store them in an air tight container. Keep them refrigerated until you are ready to serve them.