Chocolate Covered Caramel Sourdough Pretzels uses soft caramels to make a sweet & salty snack that is quick, easy and so delicious.
10largehard sourdough pretzels(about 4" across)
2tablespoonssweetened condensed milk
Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Place 10 hard sourdough pretzels on top of the paper and set aside.
Unwrap the caramels and place them in a microwave safe bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.
Microwave the caramels for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to melt them in 15-20 second intervals, stirring in between, until the caramel is hot and creamy.
Work quickly to fill the holes of the hard pretzels with this melted caramel. If the caramel gets too hard, microwave it again for 10-15 seconds and stir. I had to do this 2 or 3 times so it was easy to fill the pretzels.
Place this pan into the refrigerator for 5 minutes so that the caramel sets.
While the caramel is setting, place 2 cups of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to melt in 10-15 second intervals, stirring in between. If the chocolate gets too hot, it will harden and you'll have to start over, so melt it slowly and carefully.
Once the chocolate is melted, place a pretzel in the chocolate and using a fork, turn the pretzel to coat it. Use a fork to lift the pretzel out of the chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off, then place the chocolate covered pretzel back on the waxed paper. If part of the pretzel didn't get covered, use a spoon to drizzle chocolate wherever it is needed.
While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the tops of the pretzels with sprinkles, toffee bits or sea salt, if desired.
Refrigerate for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
Once the chocolate is set, store the pretzels in an airtight container.