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!!!

Printable Version

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
pretzel rods
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


  1. I love chocolate covered pretzels, but the addition of caramel just takes them over the top! Yum :)

  2. Those look delicious! I love chocolate pretzels and I love caramel and chocolate so I should really love these ;).

  3. My kids would go crazy for these. Might have to make them as a special treat!

  4. Thanks for the sweet comments! I definitely agree with you baking serendipity that the caramel really does take them over the top :)

  5. wow rachel! This blog is awesome! How have I never seen this before?! That's it. I'm a fan, and I'm making some enchilada soup tomorrow. :) Say hi to scott!

  6. Wow these look and sound so great! I have to try them sometime myself, is there anything that I can substitute the corn syrup with? They don't sell that in my country unfortunately..

  7. Ha ha, thanks Anna! I'm excited to hear how the soup turned out :)

    Fluffymadness, I'm sorry they don't sell corn syrup in your country. Where are you from? I did find this recipe online where you can make home made corn syrup from basic ingredients. I have never tried it myself, but the reviews seemed great! Here is the link. http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-corn-syrup-substitute-simple-syrup-74080 Let me know how it works out!

  8. Hi there, thanks for the food buzz ad! These looks dangerously addictive:)

  9. Oh my gosh!! I agree with Judy, these look so addictive. Looking forward to sharing recipes as a new follower.

  10. Just like a caramel apple dipped in chocolate, I love this combination with pretzels too! These make great foodie gifts.