#64 Caramel & Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to get out all of the ingredients out of the pantry and plug in the mixer. Sometimes I am out of necessary ingredients such as sugar/flour/butter and I just really dont want to go to the store. Sometimes I just want something sweet, salty and crunchy that doesn’t require baking, cooling, and frosting.

Alright, so sometimes I’m just really lazy, but the laziness doesn’t overpower my desire for sweets.

This quick dessert is also really great for people who may not have access to an oven or fancy baking equipment. It takes practically no time to do, and it can be made all just using a microwave! For my version, I used the stove to melt down the caramel and chocolate just because I can control the heat better on the stove than in the microwave.

The most traditional way to make these is just dipping them in caramel and then chocolate and calling it a day. Isn’t that boring though? So here are some ways to make it more exciting.

  • Melt down some white chocolate chips in the microwave. First for 1 minute, stir, then 30 second increments until melted. Spoon into a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a small piece of the corner of the bag.
  • Crumble up your favorite candy bar, I used Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. After you dip the pretzels into the chocolate, press the crumbled up candy into it.
  • Sprinkles are always fun too. 🙂

If you leave about 2 inches at the bottom uncovered, it makes a nice little handle to hold on to without making your hands a mess covered in chocolate. At first when you bite into this it’s chewy and chocolatey, and then the salt from the pretzels sneaks up on you and makes it perfect. It is kind of like you’re own home made candy bar!