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Sweet & Salty Confections
Every holiday I like to try at least one new recipe. Some are repeaters, some not. After getting old December Taste of Home magazines out and looking them over, I picked this one to try. It proved itself as worthy to stay. Every time I take it someplace, I am asked for the recipe. It isn’t difficult to make, but it is time consuming.
When I make these, I do everything in one evening except dip them in the chocolate. I let them set up and chill and then the next day I do the dipping.
I hope you enjoy these confections as much as we do! They were a hit at a cookie/candy walk too!
Peanut Butter, Caramel, Pretzel Bites:
1-14 oz bag caramels
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
miniature pretzels, I used the waffle shape, little squares
1 jar (18 oz) chunky peanut butter (Jiff or Peter Pan)
1 1/2 pkg milk chocolate candy coating
Spread one side of pretzel with 1 tsp peanut butter. Melt caramels, butter and water in microwave for one minute, stirring if needed; microwave another minute. Top peanut butter with 1/2 tsp caramel mix; place on wax paper lined cookie sheets. Chill until set.
Melt candy coating in a crock pot on low with cover off (takes about an hour). Using fork, dip each pretzel into coating until completely covered; shake off excess. Place on wax paper. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Makes about 8 doz. Happy New Year!!