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Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Caramel Bites

These need some kind of catchy name because they’re so simple yet the name is horribly cumbersome. Pretzel Turtles maybe? It’s basically a homemade turtle with a pretzel stuck to the bottom. Turtles on a Raft! That’s kinda cute! lol As an experiment I winged it, and melted the pretzel/ caramel stacks in the microwave for about 15 seconds or so then stuck on the pecan. I melted some semi-sweet chocolate and didn’t bother adding the other ingredients, then added that to the top and popped them in the fridge for about 20 minutes before sampling. I would use a lot more chocolate next time though. These are pretty good, especially if you love the salty/sweet combo. Cute idea for Christmas!

Note: Do not microwave directly onto the plate. Put down some parchment paper first or else you’ll need a chisel to get off any hardened caramel. I learned that the hard way. 😉

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Turtles on Rafts 🙂

Ingredients

  • 40 Mini-pretzels (be sure to use whole, unbroken ones)
  • 40 Kraft Caramels, Unwrapped
  • 10 ounces, Baker’s Semi-sweet Chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 40 whole Pecan Halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup toasted Baker’s shredded coconut, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Arrange the pretzels in neat rows on the pan, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped caramel. Place the pan into the oven for 6 minutes, or until the caramels are softened; remove the pan from the oven.
  3. Gently press a toasted pecan half onto each caramel; set aside and cool completely.
  4. In the meantime, melt the chocolate, coconut oil, cinnamon, and vanilla. You can do this on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  5. When the caramel covered pretzels have cooled, remove them from the baking sheet.
  6. Place a few in the bowl of melted chocolate, stir them around to coat completely, then remove them one at a time, allowing excess chocolate to drip off; repeat until all pretzels have been dipped; transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Top wet chocolate with coconut, if using.
  7. Allow chocolate coating to cool completely before serving.

Source: http://bakerbynature.com/salted-caramel-pretzel-pecan-bon-bons/

 

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About heathershomemade

Cupcake obsessed foodie from Ottawa, ON, Canada

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