Tobins' Tastes: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee


You're probably wondering if I was ever going to post a recipe post again. First it was going back to work. Then I lost my camera. Then my camera was found but we got hit by some of the feeder bands of Tropical Store Isaac and I spent most of my Monday on lockdown at school due to tornadoes and bad weather. Then when I got home we had no internet. So I did what all stressed out people do. I made toffee.


I love Saltine Cracker Toffee and usually make a few batches of it around Christmas time. My cousin recently left to college and I wanted to make a little treat to cheer my aunt and uncle up (and who am I kidding, I wanted some toffee) so I decided to whip up some of aforementioned treat. One problem. We had no Saltines in the house and it was tropical storming outside. No way I was going to the store.


A quick look through my pantry and I found a half eaten bag of pretzels. Salty and crunchy? Sounds good to me.  After a trip to the deep freezer for some butter and chocolate followed by scraping out the bottom of the brown sugar canister and I was ready to go.


I was going to call this "quick and easy" pretzel toffee but that wouldn't be giving you the whole truth. This would have been quick and easy toffee except for the fact that in my stressed out state I accidentally made the first batch on wax paper instead of tinfoil. Have you ever baked toffee on wax paper? No? I don't recommend it. Not only is wax paper not really meant to go in the oven, it REALLY doesn't peel off toffee. I ended up having to scrap the whole first batch once I realized that it was permanently stuck to the wax paper.


Oh well. Good Amazing things come to those who wait. This toffee is addicting. Salty, sweet, sticky and crunchy. Can you think of a better combination? Covered in chocolate? Yes, please. I forced myself to give away most of it but I did save a few pieces for myself. Hidden in the freezer. Maybe I'll forget it's there. Yeah right. No chance.


Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
  • Pretzels of any kind
  • 1 bag (or about two cups) of chocolate chips, I used mini because I had them on hand
1.) In a saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together. Let it come to a simmer and "boil" for about 3 minutes. Make sure to stir so it doesn't burn.



 2.) While sauce is cooking, line a baking tray with TIN FOIL (not wax paper!) and then lay out pretzels on the tin foil.


3.) Pour the toffee sauce over the pretzels and then back for 5-7 minutes at 400 degrees.


4.) When the pretzels and toffee come out of the oven pour the chocolate chips over then mixture and let them sit and melt.


5.) Once they melt, smooth the chocolate out over the top of the toffee/pretzels.


6.) Stick in the fridge until it hardens completely and then cut it up into bit sized pieces. Store in the fridge for as long as it lasts.

Enjoy!

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25 comments:

  1. Found you through Alexis at We Like to Learn As We Go... this recipe looks amazing! I will have to try it!

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  2. Oh wow, so glad you're safe!
    This looks amazing! I hope you will share it at my link party going on now!

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  3. WOW! I'd have never thought to do that! Great idea. Terrific way to de-stress from the storms too. Glad you are OK. Thanks so much for sharing - I love saltine toffee. This looks just mouth-watering!

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  4. I love these treats!
    They seems to be super delicious

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  5. Yum, toffee is good, especially at relieving stress. :)

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  6. I have a similar recipe pinned, but yours looks so much better! Totally trying for parties this fall/winter, looks like it would make a great homemade gift. New follower! I'd love to have you link this up at my Show & Share Wednesday party!

    http://www.millerfamilyorganizer.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-show-share-wednesday-1.html

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  7. Found you off Brambleberry Cottage, and I just had to click for Toffee, lol!

    I love Toffee, and this looks so good! I'm gonna need to try this out!

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  8. OMG! This would be so good with my morning coffee! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  9. Pretzel toffee....YUM. This recipe looks so good and thank you for all the pics. I'm new to toffee and caramel making so this is very helpful:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  10. OMG! Better than crack...well you know what I mean... Incredible...used nonstick foil which I love.
    I need to go back to one of your skinny recipes next time...:-)

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  11. My husband has been asking for toffee! This recipe looks awesome! I'm going to pin it.

    Stopping by from Creative Corner Hop :)

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  12. Wow! Tasty and easy! I am on the look-out for Christmas treats and am strongly considering this one- would you say these hold up in travel? Or is best to keep them in fridge? In the winter months they should be ok, right? Thanks for much for linking up!

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  13. is toffee really that easy? yum. I came over from NapTime creations link up, I'm excited to see more of your creations.

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  14. Wow this looks yummy, I am not a big sweet or chocolate eater, but there are two things I do like, pretzels and chocolate. This looks so easy to do which is another reason why I like this so much. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  15. Oh yum. This would be so fun to take camping with us. I just love salty and sweet combo. Thanks for sharing on newlyweds recipe linky.

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  16. I love it! Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up some more great ideas! Have a great rest of the week!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  17. Oh my goodness, this stuff looks amazingly delish. Salty, plus sweet plus chocolate. Swoon! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you this week!

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  18. YUM! This looks delicious ~ found you from Mommy's Sweet Confessions. newest follower.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  19. So yummy, I featured them on Meatless Monday today, take a look!: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/09/its-meatless-monday-but-im-taking-break.html. Keep up the good work!!

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  20. What a great treat - sweet and salty! Thank you for sharing it last week at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you link up at this week's All my Bloggy Friends!

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  21. Thank you so much for joining See Ya In the Gumbo this week. I think making toffee is a perfectly sane thing to do when faced with everything you have gone through. Love the idea of pretzels--even more than saltines!

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  22. Oh my gosh, all of my favorite things in one recipe...love this!!

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