Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Rods
I have always been a HUGE fan of the sweet and salty combination, so let's just say that pretzels combined with chocolate AND caramel get me EVERY time!!! I actually tried making some of these a few years ago, but made the mistake of using store bought caramel. Yeah.....what happens is the caramel gets harder than a rock and you find people breaking their teeth :( But, thanks to this recipe, I have discovered caramel that stays soft and oh so delicious!!!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 pkg chocolate chips (my favorite are ghirardelli, they melt so perfect without shortening and taste so yummy!)
1. Mix butter, sugar, corn syrup, and milk over medium heat. Bring the caramel to a rolling boil to make sure the sugar is dissolved. I like to wait until the caramel is completely cooled, it stays on much easier if you do!
2. Melt chocolate.
3. Spoon caramel onto pretzel rods and spread as smoothly as possible.
4. Use a spoon to fully cover each pretzel with chocolate, leaving a bit of one end uncovered. Place on parchment paper. I placed some parchment paper in my freezer, rolled caramel on, quickly dipped the pretzel rod, and placed in the freezer to allow them to set quickly. This way, there isn't much of a chocolate or caramel pool underneath where you set them.
5. Once chocolate and caramel is set, drizzle as desired.
Source: My Kitchen Cafe