The Absolute Best Recipe this Christmas…Pretzel Caramel Bark!

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I think around Christmas I look out for sweet treats, and for some reason, around the holidays it is ok to make and consume sweet stuff that you wouldn’t normally eat. That’s what the holidays are all about, right? Here is the link to a recipe I found that caught my attention:
mamasaywhat.com
Here is a picture…

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As usual I am going to try it out, but I am going to make a few changes…
I started with a cup of brown sugar and about 1/4 cup of butter…

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While we were waiting for the sugar and butter to boil, I had the kids spread out the pretzels on a cookie sheet.

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We let the sugar and butter boil until it changed consistency and colour. It took about 5 -10 minutes. I tested it on my tongue a couple times until it became crunchy.

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Then I drizzled it over the pretzels. I ended up stacking some of the pretzels because i didn’t have enough of the sugar and butter mixture to cover…

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Then I put the tray into the oven at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes..While the pretzels were in the oven, I melted some chocolate chips in a double broiler.

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After I took the pretzels out of the oven, I drizzled the chocolate on top and sprinkled some red and green m&m’s on top.

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Here is what it looks like done…

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I have to say that I made these a week ago for gifts, and there are none left, and I didn’t actually give any away… they were that good! There is something about the mixture of sweet, salty, and chocolate on top! I feel another batch coming on!
***Update- Here is my batch #2…since the first batch never made it out of my kitchen, I made a double batch this time. I used red and green chocolate chips rather than m&m’s this time to make it more festive. Also, I quickly packaged this batch up in little bags for gifts right aftr I made it.

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