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    luv2bake Posted August 28, 2005 12:10 PM
    Decadent Pretzels

    2 cups walnuts
    1 cup Reese's peanut butter chips
    1 cup milk chocolate chips
    1 cup white chocolate, chopped
    1 1/2 to 2 bags of toffee chips
    1 cup brown sugar, packed
    1/2 cup light karo syrup
    1/4 cup butter
    2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    25 pretzel rods

    Combine the walnuts, and all the chips in a food processor until coarsely chopped. You will want nice chunks. Add this to a large bowl with the toffee chips. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and the butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in condensed milk, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking to soft ball (236 degrees), stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool slightly about 15 to 20 minutes. Dip each pretzel into caramel mixture, covering about two-thirds of the pretzel. Spoon or roll the chopped mixture onto the caramel, pressing lightly with a spoon. Let stand on foil until caramel is set. Store in an airtight container, between layers of wax paper in the refrigerator, up to 4 days, or you can freeze these up to 1 month.
    The caramel on these is very forgiving, you don't have to work quickly, like some other candies, and I like to cover the pretzels heavily, and do likewise on the chopped mixture. These are so good, and the caramel stays chewy, and creamy, not the kind that will pull your teeth out. Hope you enjoy!! Also, you can vary the chips if you like different combinations or the nuts, thinking macadamias and the white chocolate would be delicious..the combinations are endless. I have not found anyone who didn't love these.....I really go heavy on the toffee chips because they are so good with the caramel.....

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    Bump..........

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    • #3
      Since you warned me that all the supplies would be gone before the holidays, I stocked up today. I can't wait to make these.

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      • #4
        Good idea. LOLOL

        I've already started stockpiling the toffee bits.

        Let me know if you do make them, I think you'll love them. The first year I made them was for dd to take to a choir party before our Christmas musical. I stood them upright in a decorated bowl, and everyone was asking her....what is this??

        Once they started eating them, everywhere she looked people would have one in each hand. LOL Then they wanted the recipe~

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        • #5
          I'll be making these for sure, they will be a hit for the holidays.

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          • #6
            yep.. I making theese too.. already bought some of the ingredients!
            Life is all about a$$; you're either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, busting it, trying to get a piece of it, behaving like one, or you live with one.

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            • #7
              These sound awesome! I will be making them too! Just hope I can find all the ingredients

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              • #8
                Lizzy, what I found in short supply was the toffee chips and the pretzel rods. You can usually find the regular pretzels, and they'll work, but I like the rods because it gives you something to hold onto.

                I double up on the toffee chips, putting more than I think is necessary, because the flavor really comes through with the saltiness of the pretzel, and the sweetness of the caramel.

                Hope you like them. They're great to give out as goodies.

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                • #9
                  We have a fall party to go to next weekend. I was thinking of making dipped pretzels to bring along with my covered dish.
                  These will be perfect.
                  Thank you.

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                  • #10
                    Luv... I actually found some of the ingredients this weekend....what are the pretzel rods though?? are they just thicker sticks???? I cannot wanit to try these

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                    • #11
                      Hi, lizzy, yes they are the longer, thicker pretzel sticks. Not the skinny short ones. They're about 7 inches long maybe, and about as big around as your finger.
                      Hope you like the recipe, it's worked great for me.

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                      • #12
                        Thank you... I will let you know how they work out once I make them...I will probably save them till Christmas time...

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                        • #13
                          Just made these...YUMMY!

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                          • #14
                            Glad they turned out for you, lizzy. I've got 3 bags of pretzel rods, and ready to go. Plan on making mine next week.

                            Edited to add: These do not have to be refrigerated, the refrigeration or freezing is for longer storage.
                            Last edited by luv2bake; 12-09-2006, 01:24 PM.

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                            • #15
                              i made some simuler but i used carmel from the bags (had to unwrap then) instead. grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!! iwont ever do that again!!!!!!! they stuck to each other, the wax paper i layered them with. broke! i was soooooo ticked!!!!!!!! tossed about 30 of them and not just in the trash either. some hit the wall........some hit the floor.........and there was a lot of swearing going on.
                              Last edited by chop; 12-19-2006, 11:19 PM.
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                              i didnt loose it! ...........i sold it on ebay!

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