Although baking and decorating holiday cookies is a much loved tradition for my family, sometimes we like to change it up a bit and make other kids of sweet treats. These chocolate caramel pretzel bites are so easy to make, and they will likely become a favorite treat for your family!
- Mini pretzel twists
- Caramel baking bits
- Melting chocolate
- Coconut oil (optional)
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat
- Arrange the mini pretzel twists in a single layer on the silicone mat on the tray
- Place one caramel baking bit in each of the sections of the pretzel twist (you'll use 3 baking bits per pretzel)
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 5 minutes **be sure to keep an eye on your treats as they should be removed from the oven as soon as the caramel is melted**
- While the pretzels are in the oven, melt the chocolate
- Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the melted chocolate and stir until well combined (optional - the coconut oil makes the chocolate look shiny when it hardens)
- Remove the pretzels from the oven and drizzle the melted chocolate over them with a spoon
- Decorate with sprinkles
- Let the pretzels cool completely before stacking or storing
- Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate are all delicious options!
- If you'd like more festive looking treats, you can use both white and milk chocolate, or you can get colored melting chocolate.
- If you want to dye your white chocolate, use a powdered food coloring. Liquid food coloring can cause the chocolate to seize.
- Square caramel candies can be substituted for the baking bits. Candies must be unwrapped, cut in half, and placed in the middle of the pretzel twist. I prefer the baking bits as it's a lot less work than unwrapping and cutting candy!
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