Monday, January 2, 2012

Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Snack Mix

I'm not usually the biggest fan of salty and sweet combinations.

I'll eat them, but I don't crave them.

Until now.  

I was going to make caramel corn, only to find out that we were out of popcorn, but we did have a bag of pretzels, so I swapped the popcorn for the pretzels.  

This is the best combination of salty and sweet I've ever had.  There isn't much caramel to cover the entire 1 pound bag of pretzels, so it's just a light and crunchy glaze that isn't too sweet, but then you add the white chocolate and it makes it just sweet enough.  Trust me.  When can you ever go wrong with white chocolate pretzels, anyway?  You can't, but add caramel and you definitely can't.

What's your favorite salty sweet combination?

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Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Snack Mix
Adapted from: Karan's Kitchen
1 pound bag pretzel twists
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
12 oz white chocolate
2 tsp oil

  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave (high) for 1 1/2 minutes; whisk until smooth and slightly thickened. 
  2. Drizzle over pretzels; stir until pretzels are coated. 
  3. Transfer to a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake in 350 degree oven, stirring every 3 minutes during baking, until coating is dry, about 10 - 12 minutes. 
  5. Spread onto foil-lined tray to cool.  
  6. Melt white chocolate with oil.  (About 1-2 minutes in the microwave)
  7. Drizzle over pretzels, mix to coat.


  1. Oh no! I was going to make cinnamon sugar pretzels....but now I want to make these...and I only have one bag of pretzels!! Although...I suppose it's a pretty good day if that's the most stressful decision I have to make....snack time!

  2. These pretzels look amazing!  What a great recipe!

  3. Yum! :) These look delicious! I love sweet and salty things, and chocolate or white chocolate covered pretzels are DEFINITELY my favorite. I will be trying these soon! :)
    Also, I absolutely love your blog! :) can't wait to try some recipes!

  4. I love the salty sweet combo...and yeah, chocolate covered pretzels are pretty awesome:-).  My fav salty sweet combo is probably salted caramel on a good brownie....

  5. ohh yess, mine too!! i love, love, love salted caramel anything

  6. thanks a lot, i really appreciate it :)

  7. haha that IS quite the predicament! :)


  8. Salty and sweet, oh you've got my mouth watering already. 

    I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till
    Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your pretzels up.


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