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Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods

 Favorite Dipped Pretzel Rods
Coated in gooey caramel, then covered with chocolate and peanut butter chips, these decadent dipped pretzels are a delicious way to celebrate. For added variety, make some using butterscotch chips in place of the peanut butter chips.—Connie Banner, Castlewood, Virginia.
30 ServingsPrep: 55 min. + standing


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/3 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (12 ounces) pretzel rods


  • In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with water. In a
  • large shallow bowl, combine chips and pecans.
  • Pour caramel mixture into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Dip each
  • pretzel about one-third of the way into the caramel mixture (reheat
  • in microwave if mixture becomes too thick for dipping). Allow excess
  • caramel to drip off, then roll pretzels in the chip mixture. Place
  • on waxed paper until set. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 2-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pretzel rod equals 209 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 205 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.