Loaded Pretzels.

When I was a college student, living with a bunch of junk-food-loving girls, one roommate taught me to make these lovelies. Loaded Pretzels are decadent, beautiful and easy. The perfect combo of sweet and salty. They are easy to customize to taste and event. I made them last weekend for the ladies I visit teach, and decided to share the goodness with you.
What you need:
1 pkg. (10 oz.) pretzel rods
1 pkg. (14 oz.) caramels
1 tbsp. evaporated milk
1 1/4 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 c. butterscotch chips (or green mint chips if you feel like being festive)
2/3 c. toffee, chopped
1/4 c. chopped walnuts, toasted
How to:
1. Break the pretzel rods in half.  (This not only makes them cuter, but it also allows the eater to actually finish their treat. These are very rich. Half a rod is a manageable amount of sugar.)
2. Melt caramels and milk in a saucepan. Be careful not to overcook or the caramel will get too hard.
3. Dip the pretzel rod half, broken end first, into the caramel. Then, roll in the chip/toffee/nut mixture.
4. Devour. Or giveaway. Or both. (My husband likes to use his rod as a hot chocolate stirrer. He loves the way it tastes with all the chips melted in his drink. Mmmm.)
Leftover Chip Tip:
When I make recipes like the Loaded Pretzels and I have leftover chocolate/toffee/butterscotch/etc chips, I dump them into my "Chip Bag." Then, when we are making chocolate chip cookies, we pull out this bag. We love how the mixed hodge-podge cookies turn out.

23 comments

  1. Oh yum! Love your leftover chip bag. Great idea.

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  2. What a way to break a sugar fast!

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  3. I love my visiting teachers... but how I wish you visit taught me! :)

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  4. Looks like my roommates and I need to make a little treat. :)

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  5. These look so good! I am totally craving them now :)

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  6. These look so good! I am going to try them with Peanut Butter chips. Have you ever done that?

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  7. @Mindy: YES! It is fabulous with Peanut Butter.

    We experimented with this in college. Once we chopped up candy bars (snickers, I think.) It was fabulous, too.

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  8. Oh I am SO saving this, these look absolutely delectable! Thanks for the recipe :) I bet they'd taste good with some chopped heath bar!

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  9. @Mary: I actually used Heath Bar Toffee bits. They are fabulous with this recipe and already chopped for you.

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  10. Good stuff here. I've been enjoying what I've been reading!

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  11. I hope the people I visit teach don't read this blog!

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  12. Yummmm, I defenitely need to make those. Thanks for sharing =)

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  13. Holy VIsiting Teaching! Sheesh ... I should be as good as you!!!
    oxoxo
    Denalee

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  14. @everyone: I swear...I don't do this every month. Just felt like making a treat this time. ;)

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  15. Those look and sound sooo good. I might make some to give away as Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Umm... YUM! I will definitely be making these! Love the sweet/salty pretzel and choco combination! YUM!

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  17. Um, wow. I have a slight emergency now...I have to make these ASAP.

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