Toffee Pretzel Recipe; This recipe uses basic butter toffee poured over pretzels and topped with chocolate. You’ll love this toffee pretzel recipe!
The hypocrisy is strong around here some days.
Just yesterday, for example, Robb told the way-too-skinny and super active teenage boys that they needed to double their caloric intake if they want to be strong and healthy.
I fully supported this plan.
Then today, he told them they needed to get their jobs done before they could eat lunch.
I also fully supported this plan.
Eat, don’t eat… It’s confusing, I know.
Then I told everyone I would be making snacks, but ended up making candy instead. What can I say? Life ain’t perfect.
Toffee is one of my favorite candies. Butter + Sugar… what’s not to love?
I wanted to add a little salt to my sweet (salty + sweet is the best flavor combo) so I poured my toffee over pretzels. It’s actually more subtle than you would think.
But pretzels go great with basically everything, if you ask me.
I hope I can talk these skinny kids into eating some of this, because while they might need the extra calories, I certainly do not. Which is not going to stop me from eating them.
That’s not hypocritical, is it?
**UPDATED!! Due to lots of questions and comments, I have made a short (3-minute) video that shows exactly how to make this toffee, and what it looks like in the process.**
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- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups pretzel pieces
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Add sugar, and stir to dissolve.
- Continue cooking and stirring over medium high heat until it is the color of a brown paper bag, about 7-10 minutes. (The mixture may separate and look clumped or curdled, and this is fine. The color is a more important indicator than the texture.)
- Prepare a sheet pan (I recommend a quarter sheet pan) by lining with parchment paper or a silicone liner, or by generously buttering.
- Cover pan in a single layer of pretzels. Pour cooked candy onto pretzels as soon as it reaches the desired color.
- Immediately top with chocolate chips. Let chips melt for a few minutes, then use a knife to spread like frosting.
- Let candy cool by chilling in fridge for about an hour. Use a large knife to break into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.