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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I had to teach my first lesson in the Beehive class this last Sunday. I was completely nervous, I really haven't given a lesson in years and the last one I gave was to 7 year olds. 15 Beehives plus 3 leaders is a completely different ball game. Anyways I decided that I would just win over their love with a yummy treat so that they will hopefully ignore the fact that when I'm nervous my face gets red and i sweat. Totally attractive i know...

ANYWAYS i found a recipe for Chocolate Covered Caramel Pretzel Rods. 

Ya I'm not one to share something that is just So-So...these things ROCKED! Now don't be fooled thinking that they might be easy to make like I did...It was a TON of work and took me a few hours...but my Hubby says it was sooo worth it!

Since I'm totally sweet haha I'm going to share this yummy recipe with you!

Chocolate Covered Caramel Pretzel Rods

Things to get:
Pretzel rods (recipe makes about 50!)
Whole package of Chocolate candy quick (found at Wal-Mart)
Vanilla candy melts to drizzle (optional)
Caramel ingredients

First make a batch of caramel:

1c. Karo syrup
1c. Brown sugar
1c. White sugar
1 stick of butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Put first 5 ingredients in a large sauce pan over medium heat and stir until melted and combined. Bring to a boil and stir for five minutes. Be careful to keep stirring so that it doesn't start to burn on the bottom of the pan. Take caramel off the burner after 5 minutes.

Put the hot caramel in a deep container. I used my Pyrex 4 cup measuring cup.

Prepare a couple cookie sheets lined with wax paper.

Dip pretzel rod in caramel, about 3/4 of the way and let it drip off any excess caramel. Then lay the rod on the cookie sheet.

Repeat with remaining pretzels.

Put cookie sheets in the fridge to help set up caramel.

Once caramel is set, lift up each pretzel rod off the wax paper and mold caramel around the rod since it will puddle on the sides as it cools.

Prepare the cookie sheets again with new pieces of wax paper.

Melt chocolate in a deep container and dip caramel covered pretzel rods.

Place chocolate covered pretzel rods on cookie sheets and place in fridge to set up.

In a zip lock baggie, melt the vanilla candy melts in the microwave. When completely melted, cut a tiny hole in the corner and drizzle the chocolate on the rods.

Place back into the fridge to set up.


The Lewis Lovebirds! said...

Yes these are Delish! We made a good hundred or two of these a few weeks ago and sold them at our bake sale/babysitting camp fundraiser. Lot's of work, lot's of calories. TOTALLY worth it. Nice choice to woo them;)

Montgomery Family said...

Yum, those look so good! I'm sure you did a great job with your lesson. My face gets really red when I get nervous too!