Thursday, June 07, 2012

Candy Pretzels

A while back I saw this posted on Pinterest and immediately added it to my "to-bake" list! I have no idea why I didn't get around to it until recently! It's exactly the type of recipe this itsy bitsy balebusta loves: quick, easy, no mess (the melted candy ooziness is not counted as a mess in my book!) and the perfect balance of salty and sweet!

A couple of months ago, while driving around trying to sort out moving details and packing, M stopped to get gas and I couldn't resist running into the convenience store to grab a quick candy bar. Instead, 15 minutes later, he found me staring in wonder at this new snack display. I honestly can't remember the actual name of the treat, but I know it was called something along the line of "chocolate covered- peanut butter cream-salted pretzel-cookie sandwich-snack". Actually. For days after that we'd randomly say it out loud, trying to manage the name in one breath. As if the treat itself didn't bring enough happiness with its myriad of flavors, the name itself always brought about a smile!

This recipe doesn't have the million & 1 flavors that snack did but its simplicity is what makes it so wonderful! And it has 3 steps and 3 ingredients! Totally awesome. Not to mention once you break through the sweet soft candy coating, you're treated to a crunchy salty treat! Add a few sprinkles (side note: always add sprinkles. To all desserts. Always.), whichever sundae topping you have on hand and you've got yourself a little party in a bowl!
This is a great, quick snack to pull together in the afternoon when you're looking for something sweet, but the sink is already full of dishes and you can't bear to add more to bake anything else. You can find the recipe over at Sugar Cooking's blog! I followed it exactly as she outlines (with Wilton candy melts OU Dairy). I placed my parchment paper lined tray, in the fridge for 40 minutes after coating them, to harden the candy shell a bit.

Enjoy!!


9 comments:

  1. OK, I am coming for a visit. You make these, I will make my chocolate rum-soaked cherry candies. Can you say PARTY?!!

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    1. Sounds fantastic!! Add rum soaked cherry candies, sprinkles & chocolate?! That is definitely my kind of party!!

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  2. I love sweet and salty snacks! My current addiction is chocolate & caramel saltines with sea salt. I've seen those candy melts around, but because I'm not a baker, I've never used them. Do they really taste good or are they waxy tasting?

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    1. I can definitely relate to the "waxy tasting" concern. I've tried a few brands and this was the smoothest so far! It was vanilla flavored and a great combination of candy and white chocolate! Those saltines sound amazing! Definitely want to try them out!

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    2. k so am obviously not alone in my absolute adoration the for sweet and salty combo... kinda like Busy In Brooklyn I have been sprinkling sea salt on everything sweet including my dark chocolate mousse.. I always favor DARK chocolate to white, even to milk but I think its nice to make both b.c 1)makes for a pretty platter and 2)diff strokes for diff folks. pretty little dessert!

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  3. I love sweet and salty, but prefer dark chocolate covered pretzels, a little healthier with the antioxidants.

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  4. These are definitely amazing. I love the combo of sweet and salty!

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  5. yuuuummmm, i remember eating one too many of these with my college roommate!

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  6. ooh, i love chocolate covered pretzels, but never know how long the ones from the candy store have been sitting out...

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