Molasses Pretzel Snack Recipe

Molasses Pretzel Snack Recipe
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Molasses Pretzel Snack Recipe

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"I've given this yummy munch mix as a Christmas gift to teachers, co-workers and many others," relates Jacqueline Traffas from her kitchen in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. "Made with miniature pretzels, it's a nice change of pace from caramel corn."
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Directions

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and molasses. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45-50 seconds or until the butter is melted; stir.
Microwave 15-25 seconds longer or until mixture boils. Immediately stir in the salt, baking soda and extract (mixture will foam).
Stir in pretzels and peanuts. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until pretzels and nuts are well coated, stirring twice.
Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 6 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Molasses Pretzel Snack in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p36

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 210 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and molasses. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45-50 seconds or until the butter is melted; stir.
  2. Microwave 15-25 seconds longer or until mixture boils. Immediately stir in the salt, baking soda and extract (mixture will foam).
  3. Stir in pretzels and peanuts. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until pretzels and nuts are well coated, stirring twice.
  4. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 6 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Molasses Pretzel Snack in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p36

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