Molasses Pretzel Snack (Microwaved)

Recipe by jenne
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 14
    cup butter, cubed
  • 1
    tablespoon corn syrup (I have subbed this out with extra molasses, honey and agave in the past, all with great results)
  • 1
    tablespoon molasses
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 14
    teaspoon almond extract (I have subbed out vanilla in the past)
  • 5
    cups miniature pretzels
  • 1
    cup salted peanuts (unsalted is fine too)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and molasses. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45-50 seconds or until the butter is melted; stir.
  • Microwave 15-25 seconds longer or until mixture boils. Immediately stir in the salt, baking soda and extract (mixture will foam).
  • Stir in pretzels and peanuts. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until pretzels and nuts are well coated, stirring twice.
  • Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. (If I use unsalted peanuts, I sprinkle some extra sea salt on the top of the mixture). Cool for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Store in an airtight container.
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