Salted Caramel Pretzel Bites
Are you looking for a delicious and addictive treat that combines the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors? Look no further than these irresistible Salted Caramel Pretzel Bites. These bite-sized treats are easy to make and will satisfy any craving for a sweet and salty snack. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply want to indulge in a tasty treat, these Salted Caramel Pretzel Bites are sure to be a hit.
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 cup caramel candies
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Sea salt, for sprinkling
1. Preheat the oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Prepare the pretzels:
Take the pretzels and place them in a plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy pan to crush the pretzels into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Make the caramel sauce:
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramel candies and heavy cream. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the caramel candies are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
4. Assemble the pretzel bites:
Take a teaspoonful of the crushed pretzels and press them into a small disc shape on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step with the remaining crushed pretzels, leaving a small space between each disc.
Using a spoon or a small cookie scoop, drop a dollop of the melted caramel sauce onto each pretzel disc.
5. Bake the pretzel bites:
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the caramel is bubbly and slightly golden.
6. Optional: Add chocolate:
If desired, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the baked pretzel bites.
7. Sprinkle with sea salt:
While the caramel and chocolate are still warm, sprinkle the pretzel bites with a pinch of sea salt. This will enhance the sweet and salty flavor combination.
8. Let them cool:
Allow the pretzel bites to cool completely on the baking sheet. The caramel will harden, creating a deliciously chewy texture.
9. Serve and enjoy:
Once cooled, carefully remove the pretzel bites from the baking sheet and transfer them to a serving plate. These Salted Caramel Pretzel Bites are best enjoyed fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.
Now that you have the recipe for these delectable Salted Caramel Pretzel Bites, it’s time to get baking! Whether you’re making them for a special occasion or just as a treat for yourself, these bite-sized delights are sure to impress. Enjoy!