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Mother Lode Pretzels Recipe
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Mother Lode Pretzels Recipe

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I brought these savory-sweet pretzels to a family gathering, and they disappeared from the dessert tray before dessert was even served! My family raves about how awesome they are. —Carrie Bennett, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated milk
  • 1-1/4 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butterscotch chips
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate toffee bits
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 114 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fat

Directions

  1. With a sharp knife, cut pretzel rods in half; set aside. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with milk. In a large shallow bowl, combine the chips, toffee bits and walnuts.
  2. Pour caramel mixture into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Dip the cut end of each pretzel piece two-thirds of the way into 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 an airtight container. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Mother Lode Pretzels in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p57


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zharriett
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"I made these and took them to a party. Everyone loved them and wanted the recipe. They are so easy to make."

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DrLeeVMD
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"These are great! As previous people commented, you can make with various goodies. However, one word of caution. I made them for tailgate at the Penn State game today. Temp was only in the 30s. When we tried to bite into them, the caramel was hard enough to nearly break a tooth! It never dawned on me to consider that! We ate them when we came home and had them in the warm kitchen for a while. Then everyone loved them!"

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cookinama
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"These were great, I made them as part of the favors for a bridal shower Everyone loved them. !"

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Banana_Babe106
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"This recipe was amazing! I made these as a tailgating party dessert and people gobbled them up."

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jadedraven
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This is a holiday staple in my home ever since I tried the recipe a few years back. I like to use mini-choc chips, cinnamon chips, and toffee bits and I usually omit the nuts and literally everyone raves about them, they are one of the staples of my holiday treat bags"

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scott5625
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"I started making this 2 years ago; for the holidays. Now when I dont bring them,the family is left empty. Its just so much to make and takes time due to caramel thickening up. But when there's a family of 74 its a lot to make. I admit there excellent."

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jagarrett
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Made for after the church Christmas program. Was super easy and fast. Got lots of compliments and it tasted great!"

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cottoncandyhigh
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"Great sweet and salty snack. Made these for my sister's birthday- halloween and everybody loved them!!!"

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crazy4sushi
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"These were so good. Love the salty/sweet of the pretzel and carmel. The carmel is alot more forgiving that working with just plain chocoalte. And it adds great chewiness. The topping possibilities are endless. I added Christmas spinkles and a drizzle of white chocolate. I made these for second grade Christmas take-home gifts. But the kids ate them right up, before even taking them home. Not sure if I would go through the hassle of making them for kids again. I don't think they appreciated the time and effort that went into them!! I found little pretzel bags at JoAnn's in the cake section. They turned out really cute. I think I will make them for my bunco girls."

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maggieaw
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Yummo- who doesnt like covered pretzels. I threw some M and Ms in mine. So festive!"

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