Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

I write the school newsletter for my daughter's preschool. It's a labour of love. Every issue I include a recipe from one of the families that go to the preschool. I put a call out a couple months ago for a newsletter recipe and my friend Laurie sent me this. As soon as I read it I ran out and got waffle pretzels, Rolos and pecans. Then they sat in my cupboard... until today. (Not sure why but perhaps the fact my kids have been trading the flu back and forth for 2 months might have something to do with it!)

I was looking for a little sweet snack to send into work with my husband on night shift, those poor guys need a little sugar around 3am to make it through, and that's when I came across the Rolos in the cupboard. I'm not even joking here, 5 minutes later they were done. No mess, no dishes to wash, and even though they went in the oven, I'd hardly call this baking. SO freakin' easy! And did I mention delicious? Yeah, they're good. Thanks Laurie!


Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

Waffle Pretzels
Rolos or other Chocolate Caramel candies (Caramilk Secrets would be awesome)
Whole Pecans

1. Place as many waffle pretzels as you'd like on a parchment -lined baking sheet.
2. Top each pretzel with a chocolate caramel.
3. Put in a preheated 350˚F oven for 2-3 minutes or until the candies are just softened.
4. Remove from the oven and immediately press a pecan into the melty candy.
5. Pop in your mouth and fall in love.

12 comments:

  1. Yummy!!! Where do you find the waffle pretzel? I've never saw them at my grocery store...

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  2. A friend of mine did these and bagged them with nice ribbon as part of a Christmas gift. I fell in love with them!

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  3. Loblaws/Zehrs/Independent carry them as part of their PC Blue Menu line now. Bulk Barn also carries them :)

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  4. Excellent! The mystery is solved. ; )

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  5. What a great idea. I love salt and sweet and anything with caramel in/on it gets a big thumbs up from me.

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  6. I know I would love this, and soooo easy! I am totally making this as my next party favour! Thanks to your friend!

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  7. Hope you made a big batch of these. I bet they get gobbled up in no time at all. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bites up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html

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  8. Christy aka ImfrecklesApril 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    this is awesome... I am totally keeping this one for some of my Christmas treats...easy and the kids can totally help with this one

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  9. Hilary MarquardtJuly 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Hi Amanda, just wanted to let you know that I tried these last weekend, and they are yummy!  I'm not sure where you live, but here in the Toronto area we are having a heat wave, and I didn't want to put the oven on, even for 5 minutes.  I assembled the treats, and put them out on the back deck in the sun for 5 minutes (keeping my eye out for pests and critters, of course) and it worked like a charm. 

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