These Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Bites are sweet, salty, crunchy and so, so good! It’s the best of so many worlds going on in every bite.
Chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, pretzels & peanuts . . . all things I happen to love, which is probably why I love Take 5 Candy Bars.
If you’ve never had one, you really should try them. Unless of course you’re not a fan of any of the above.
When I came across this recipe for Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Bites I knew immediately I wanted them to be part of this year’s 12 Days of Sugar.
Oh my, these are so good and deadly at the same time. It’s like eating bite size Take 5 Candy Bars. These are chewy, caramely, chocolatey, crunchy, salty . . .so much yumminess in one little treat.
These are super simple to make, but do take a little bit of time. You can easily make half a batch if you’re not needing a ton. these would make another great neighbor gift.
Just look at the melted caramel. . .so yummy! If I would have been feeling ambitious, I would have made homemade caramel for these, but I wasn’t feeling it that day. Maybe next time. I use Kraft caramels, but the Werther’s caramels would be delicious too, or any other store bought kind you like.I’m guessing that anyone you make these for, you’ll be their new BFF.
Oh yeah, if you love Take 5s like I do, then you should try these Take 5 Caramel Cookies, they’re one of my favorite cookies.
- 36 caramels
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoons milk
- 5 cups miniature pretzels
- 1 jar (18 oz) chunky peanut butter
- 26 ounces milk chocolate candy coating
In a microwave-safe bowl, cook caramels, butter and milk on high for 2 minutes. Stir and continue cooking in 30 increments, stirring after each, until caramels are melted and smooth.
Spread one side of each pretzel with 1 teaspoon peanut butter then top each one with about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of caramel mixture. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating. Using a small fork, dip each pretzel into coating until completely covered; tap edge of fork on the bowl to shake off any extra chocolate. Place on waxed paper. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
This is one of those things that you really don't need an exact recipe, but I did type the recipe just as it is in the magazine I found.
The number of bites you end up getting will really depend on how much caramel you put on each. The original recipe called for 1/2 teaspoon of caramel per pretzel, I did more like 1 teaspoon because I wanted a little more caramel. It's a personal preference here.
I don't end up using the whole jar peanut butter, again it depends on how much you put on each. There's really no right or wrong amount to put on each, it's up to you.
BE SURE AND PIN THIS TO YOUR PINTEREST BOARDS SO YOU CAN MAKE IT LATER!
Recipe Source: Taste of Home Magazine Jan/Dec 2007