Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Candy

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Candy   marydukecooks.com

This candy is reminiscent of our beloved cracker candy. Because it can be made in advance and stored in the freezer, it is the perfect holiday candy. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Candy

7 ounces (1/2 bag) mini pretzel twists
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup unsalted butter
½  teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped cocktail peanuts

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil then place a piece of parchment paper on top of foil. Arrange pretzels in rows like soldiers, with sides touching, on bottom of pan. Evenly sprinkle peanut butter chips on top of pretzels.

Over medium heat in a medium saucepan, bring butter, salt, and brown sugar to a full rolling boil (when you stir the caramel you won’t be able to stop it from boiling even in the middle). Set timer and boil 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and pour caramel over pretzels. Quickly spread sauce with a spoon over all crackers. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly over crackers. Wait 4 to 5 minutes until chocolate melts then spread melted chocolate over surface of crackers with a knife.

Immediately sprinkle chopped peanuts on top of chocolate (so they will stick to the chocolate). Gently press peanuts into chocolate to adhere. Freeze until hard. Break into pieces and store in zip-top bags. Store in Freezer. Make sure to hide a bag for yourself in a special place in the freezer so no one will find it. Enjoy!

Published in The News and Neighbor on December 19, 2018

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