Friday, August 3, 2012

Caramel Pecan Pretzels

Meet the world’s newest snack: caramel pecan pretzels.  I don’t even think I can legally call this a recipe.

Not that I am concerned with the law here.  But what I do know is that I can call these totally addictive.  I can call them amazingly good.  I can call them over-the-top simple.  And I can call them my new favorite snack because I have just come to terms with the fact that each new snack I try ends up being my favorite for 20 seconds or so, until the next one comes along.  I am declaring this the summer of snacking!

I am also calling these my new favorite because they feature Pretzel Crisps!  I might have received a ridiculous (read: amazing) shipment from the Pretzel Crisp folks.  I’m not even sure how many bags we got because, well, a few of them are already gone.  I’m not sure if you know what I mean by that.  But I’ll just say that we opened a bag of the Buffalo Wing flavor immediately (you are probably not shocked by that.) And it was demolished within 18 hours.  I’m not even going to pretend to be ashamed by it.  I did have a little help.

I must say that every one that we have tried, we’ve loved.  But when I was coming up with a recipe for them, I went back to the original.  I’m a sweet-and-salty kind of snacker and I knew I wanted these babies dipped into something.  That something became caramel and it was 100% the best decision.  The sweet to salty ratio in these caramel pecan pretzels is perfect and the crunch to creamy texture is even more out-of-this-world.  Oh, and they only take a few minutes to “make.”  Pretzel Crisps for the win!

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Salted Caramel Pecan Pretzels

Yield: 25 pretzels

Total Time: 20 minutes

Crispy Pretzel Crisps dipped into salted caramel and topped with crunchy pecans.

Ingredients:

1 cup caramel pieces
1 Tbs. water
25 Original Pretzel Crisps
1 tsp. Maldon Sea Salt
1 cup pecan pieces

Directions:

Melt the caramel with the water over medium-low heat, stirring often until smooth. Stir in the salt and remove from heat.

Working quickly, dip the top half of the Pretzel Crisps into the caramel. Transfer to the the parchment paper and sprinkle a few pieces of pecans over the caramel. Repeat with remaining Pretzel Crisps. I stopped about halfway through the process to reheat the caramel. You may need to do this more or less often, depending on the heat of your kitchen.

Allow the treats to dry for about 10 minutes, then carefully peel away from the parchment paper. Store in an airtight container.

Cassie's Notes:
I used Kraft Caramel Bits, about half of one bag, for the caramel in these. They melt very easily! If you wish, use homemade caramel sauce.

Pretzel Crisps provided me with a shipment of their product for this post.  I am not being compensated in any other way and as always, my opinions are 100% my own.  Read my disclosure policy here. This post contains affiliate links.

 

65 Responses to “Caramel Pecan Pretzels”

  1. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 3, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    Aww, I want to be able to try pretzel crisps! I’ve added them to my “must buy in the US” list. 🙂 Caramel over anything usually makes it better so I’m sure these are amazing!

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    Kim | At Home WIth Kim — August 3, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    Pretzel Crisps are one of my fave go~to treats. I LOVE the idea of adding the carmel and pecans to them. Fun idea to do with my kiddos.

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — August 3, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    Sweet, salty, and nutty. In one bite. That is my idea of a perfect snack!

  4. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — August 3, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I’m not a pretzel fan, but I LOVE Pretzel Crisps! Especially their “Everything” flavor. Your caramel and pecan enhancement looks super yum – I know these would be gone in no time at our house. Have a great weekend, Cassie!

  5. #
    Kathryn — August 3, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Oh I want these!! Look at all that salty-sweet goodness!

  6. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 3, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I got a massive stash of them from Jess and Tina when they were here in Seattle – cause they couldn’t take them home, so they literally filled my car with 7 boxes of them. I devoured them without abandon. And I think these are a PMSy girls dream – with the salty pretzel and the sweet caramel. You’re singing my tune there woman!

    • Cassie replied: — August 8th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      You know it girl!

  7. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 3, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    Sweet and salty treats are my favorite. I don’t think I could keep these around!

  8. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — August 3, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    my heart started racing and my mouth watering as soon as I read the title of this post! I need these in my life right this second!

  9. #
    Maria — August 3, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    What a fun sweet treat!

  10. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — August 3, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    Yuuuuuuuuum! That’s all I’ve got. Yum!

  11. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — August 3, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Now that is a snack!! I need more Pretzel Crisps in my life. I didn’t even know they make more flavors that original (that is all my store carries). Now I am going to be on the hunt 🙂

  12. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 3, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    What a great idea Cassie! I live for the whole salty sweet combo!

  13. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 3, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    everything is better dipped or smothered in caramel!

  14. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — August 3, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    The summer of snacking. . .has a nice ring to it! 😉 Pretty sure that describes my summer! I am addicted to the salty sweet combination, these are perfect!

  15. #
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 3, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    What a simple, but fabulous idea!

  16. #
    Anna — August 3, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Trouble. You are trouble. 🙂

  17. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 3, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    I will take Buffalo Wing for the Hubs and Caramel Pecan for me 🙂 pretty please 🙂

  18. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 3, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    You’re a gal after my own salty-sweet pretzel-y heart Cassie. 😉

  19. #
    Vicki Bensinger — August 3, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    I love pretzel crisps and now I’m goi g to love them even more with them all dolled up like this. Sweet and salty – YUM!

  20. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 3, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    Sometimes the best snacks are the ones that simple and easy 🙂

  21. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — August 3, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    these look amazing! love the salty/sweet combo. i need these NOW! =)

  22. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — August 3, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    my kind of snack!! Yum!

  23. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — August 3, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Sweet & Salty! Want. Now.

  24. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — August 3, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    YUM!!

  25. #
    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — August 3, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    I love you. These look so dang good! What a great idea for a simple snack/treat! I totally heart those pretzel chips, so dang good!

  26. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 3, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    What an easy and fun treat!

  27. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 3, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    I’m totally digging this salty-sweet combo! Is it bad to say that I’ve never had the these pretzels???? Major crazy town. Need to buy some ASAP and make these little suckers!

    • Cassie replied: — August 8th, 2012 @ 8:29 am

      Yes you do! They are the best!

  28. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 3, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    What a wonderful snack! I’ve been munching on almonds and carrot sticks but these look like they would be a billlllion times better! 🙂

  29. #
    Suzi — August 3, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    These sound fantastic. You can never go wrong with caramel on anything. I want to try the buffalo pretzels too, LOL.

  30. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 3, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    These look dangerously addictive! Nothing better than caramel with pecans 🙂

  31. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 3, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Shoooooot, ya!

  32. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — August 3, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Those pretzel crisps are like crack without caramel on them so I can only imagine how addictive they are with the stuff!

  33. #
    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — August 3, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Legal or not, these sure look addictive and I want some so bad!

  34. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — August 3, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    What a fantastic idea – salty, sweet and simple. Pretty much the perfect snack idea in my book!

  35. #
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats — August 3, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    Sooo smart! I was just eating those pretzels with hummus. They are the best!

  36. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 3, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    What a clever idea! I am addicted to the Buffalo Wing Pretzel Crisps. Now I’ll have to give these a try. This makes the perfect snack!

  37. #
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — August 3, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    This is just brilliant! I love those pretzel crisps, then add some caramel and pecans to them and they have to be amazing.

  38. #
    Ramona — August 3, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Mmmmmm… salty and sweet!! These look spectacular! Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Ramona

  39. #
    Kim Bee — August 3, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    Okay seriously Cassie, this is remarkable and just another reason to love you. xx

  40. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 3, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    in love with pretzel crisps – i discovered them in high school and have been hooked since! i love them w/pb but caramel and pecan might have to be my new favorite!

  41. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 3, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    I could eat untold amounts of these!

  42. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — August 4, 2012 @ 2:08 am

    Great idea! Pretzel Crisps should come with a warning, Once open, you will finish them, sooo good!

  43. #
    Lori — August 4, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    What a way to make these fancy! They look great and I can imagine that combo doesn’t taste bad either. I’ve actually started to buy these just recently. I really like the original flavor because they have so few ingredients. Not bad for a snack, especially for a road trip.

  44. #
    Carolyn — August 4, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Yum! Wish I could eat these. For now, I will just enjoy the view! 🙂

  45. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 4, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Ahh! I love sweet and salty snacks like this! I think I would eat the whole bowl!

  46. #
    JulieD — August 4, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Love, love…salty sweet is awesome! PS I’m addicted to their buffalo flavor too!

  47. #
    Amanda — August 4, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    I know how good those pretzel crisps are on their own, I can only imagine how fabulous they are with caramel and pecans!

  48. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — August 4, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    I don’t care if you can call it a recipe or not! I want these in my hands! Sweet and salty heaven!

  49. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — August 5, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    These look awesome Cassie! I am such a big fan of sweet and salty snacks! I love really thin pretzel crisps, too! You should suggest this as a new flavor to them. I’d love to open a bag of these!!! : )

  50. #
    Alyssa — August 5, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    I’m a sweet/salty snacker too. These lookreally good! And I think the buffalo flavor would have got me first too 🙂

  51. #
    Aggie — August 6, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    I can see myself becoming a total rockstar bringing these out during football watching parties! WOW!!! Girl you make the best snacks, love pretzel crisps. And LOVE sweet and salty!

  52. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — August 6, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    I am a total sucker for a sweet/salty combo. These look delicious!

  53. #
    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} — August 6, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Oh my word…I need these….now. 🙂 Delicious!

  54. #
    Sommer@ASP — August 6, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    What a perfect little treat! I think I need to whip up a batch of these for my next girl’s night. 🙂

  55. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — August 6, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    Seriously can’t stop thinking about these. Must make them soooon

  56. #
    leslie — August 6, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    mmm.Cant get much easier than these!!! yum yum YUM

  57. #
    Chrissy — August 6, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Definitely a recipe. And a good one at that! Nice and simple snack 🙂

    That is just the think that those pretzel thins needed!

  58. #
    Deborah — August 6, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Do you know how dangerous these would be for me to have around? I’m pretty sure I’d devour way too many!!

  59. #
    Joanne — August 7, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Given my adoration of chocolate covered pretzels…I’m pretty sure these would be my favorite snack for way longer than 20 seconds! Gotta love that sweet/salty combo.

  60. #
    Kristen — August 7, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    I had no idea they had different flavors of pretzel crisps – we could be in trouble having that information in our house!

  61. #
    Russell van Kraayenburg — August 9, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Oh my gosh this looks soo good! I could probably eat 1,000,000 of these. Yum!

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