One of my favourite TV shows to watch whenever I am back in North America is The Pioneer Woman (Ruby’s too). We stay up late in my Mom’s room watching it-just us girls. Over the holidays we watched an episode where Ree (the host) made very easy chocolaty pretzel treats. I told my best friend about them and how we made them that exact evening. The following day she tagged me in a picture on Instagram saying “Isn’t this what you made last night?” Indeed Miss Hilary Duff and I think alike. Just kidding it was only a coincidence! Oh! And Hilary used Rolo’s instead of caramels. Not too sure how easy those are to find in UAE but if you are Canadian or American you surely know what a Rolo is (the best).
This weekend I wanted to make them again- but in UAE! They are super sneaky treats and prob not the best if you are trying to lose weight for 2016 hehe! But I believe we all deserve a little cheat snack here and there. Plus they are great to make with tiny little helping hands.
What you need:
- Caramels (individually wrapped)
- Pretzels (small)
- Chocolate for melting
- Parchment paper
- Baking tray
- Lightly toast your pecans in the oven set to 160c for a few minutes
- Remove the toasted pecans and allow them to cool
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and however many pretzels you want to use. I chose an even number 20!
- Unwrap your caramels and gently put them in the center of each pretzel
- Bake them in the oven set at 160c for a few minutes. Keep checking on them because you don’t want them totally melted. Just enough on the gooey side (as pictured below) so you can press your pecans into them
- Once the caramels have baked to the right consistency remove them from the oven and press a toasted pecan onto each. Allow to fully cool
- Your parchment paper might be a tad sticky so you can either reuse it or change the sheet for a new one
- Warm up your chocolate to melt
- Take one smallish spoonful of melted chocolate and drizzle it into a small circular shape (I got the hang of it after a few tries)
- Place your pretzel ontop of the center of chocolate
- Continue until finished
- If you wish, you can cover the tops in chocolate too or leave them as is
- Allow the chocolate to harden before serving