Chocolate and Caramel Covered Pretzels

11:00 PM Elephant & Chick 0 Comments

One of my all-time favorite food combinations in the world is chocolate and pretzels. Everybody knows that something a little salty goes really well with a something a little sweet, but this is seriously the ultimate. Therefore, today I want to share with you one of the easiest, I repeat the EASIEST, treats to satisfy that sweet and salty craving.

Here's what you'll need:
Pretzel rods
Milk chocolate (I used chips)
White chocolate (again, I used chips)
Sprinkles (totally optional)

Let's start with tip number one: buy this caramel.

Trust me on this. These caramel sheets are SO much easier to work with than melting your own caramel. That just becomes one sticky mess.

Cut each caramel sheet into fourths with kitchen scissors.

Wrap a strip of caramel around a pretzel rod. It might seem difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it. Roll and stretch the caramel till about 2/3rds the way down the pretzel.

Melt a few milk chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup) in the microwave for about 20-second increments (chocolate burns quickly, and it will turn clumpy if you melt it for too long).

If you like white chocolate as much as I do, you'll love this next step. In a separate bowl, melt a few white chocolate chips (about 1/4/ cup) in the microwave for 20-second increments. When the chocolate is melted, drizzle it over the chocolate-covered pretzel rods with the tip of a spoon.

It's likely that you'll break a few pretzels, or they'll be some broken ones at the bottom of the bag. Never fear! You can still wrap them with caramel and covered them with chocolate - just use about half as much caramel. Personally, I like the mini ones better!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day and all things being green, I pulled out my stash of sprinkles and gave these treats a little color.

And that's it! Seriously, you are moments away from stuffing this down your face. Wrap them up and give them to all your friends too - you know they'll love you for it :)