Recipe by KaraRN
Posting here for safe keeping. This was submitted to Taste of Home magazine Feb & March 2008 issue by Carrie Otepka, Middleton, WI. Time does not include standing time.
Top Review by Ginny Sue
I saw the luscious picture of these pretzels on the TOH website and just had to try them. I made 2 different styles; one type coated with a mixture of mini chocolate chips and plain toffee bits, and the other type coated with M&Ms. The small size of the mini chips and toffee bits worked really well because they adhere so easily to the pretzels. The M&M type were very colorful and would be great for kids. I wanted to use the mini M&Ms but I couldn't find them in the stores. I think they would have worked better and looked nicer than the large M&Ms. The pretzels were fairly easy to cut in half; only a few didn't cut neatly. (The ingredient should really be listed as pretzel rods instead of pretzels sticks.) I made these by myself, but it would be quicker if 2 people were working together with one to dip the pretzels in caramel, and the other to dip them in the coating. I had to stop and reheat the caramel often which would be lessened with 2 people. Overall, a very fun (and tasty) project. Also, 2 of these sticks fit nicely in a snack size zip-top bag which would be good to do for a bake sale.
- 1 (10 ounce) package pretzel sticks
- 1 (14 ounce) package caramels
- 1 tablespoon evaporated milk
- 1 1⁄4 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 2 tablespoons butterscotch chips
- 2⁄3 cup chocolate-covered toffee bits
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
Directions See How It's Made
- With a sharp knife, cut pretzel rods in half; set aside.
- In a large saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with milk.
- In a large shallow bowl, combine the chips, toffee bits and walnuts.
- Pour caramel mixture into a 2 cup glass measuring cup.
- Dip the cut end of each pretzel piece two-thirds of the way into the caramel mixture (reheat in microwave if mixture becomes too thick for dipping).
- Allow excess caramel to drip off, then roll pretzels in the chip mixture.
- Place on waxed paper until set.
- Store in an airtight container.