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Sweet Sustenance for a Knitting Weekend

Tina and Karen came up to the house last Friday night for a sleepover!! At our company-wide stash exchange a couple of weeks ago, Tina brought some absolutely delicious caramel/chocolate covered pretzels. Karen and I asked her to show us how to make them so we would be able to snack on them Friday and Saturday. Well, I kept a few to eat on Sunday.

What I have learned from a weekend of filming is that I say "ok" WAAAAY too often. I promise to work on that bad habit in future videos. :)


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Comment by Alicia on April 2, 2009 at 6:07am
I have an alternate recipe that you can share with Tina. These are so yummy. These use the pretzels, Kisses or Hugs and M&M's.

Line cookie sheet with foil
Peel the kisses without eating any
Open the M&Ms
Open the pretzels
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F
Put the prezel rings on the foil
Insert a kiss in the center
Put into the oven for 5 to 10 minutes
You want the kissie soft enough, but not melted to press the M&M into
the center of the kissie Make sure that the kissie touches all of the
inner circle of the pretzel Put the entire tray into the freezer to set
up for about 15-20 minutes
The candies will release easy from the foil.
Store in an airtight container if you don't eat them all!!
Comment by Kelley Petkun on February 3, 2009 at 7:19am
I experimented with one Milk Dud on a square pretzel, microwave for 15 seconds and let sit for a few minutes. I love it for an office option for this treat but Tina's original recipe is still the best!
Comment by LeahJ on February 3, 2009 at 6:57am
Life doesn't get much better than your weekend...good friends,knitting AND chocolate....it looks like you had so much fun.What a great idea! I'm gonna have to try and make your caramel chocolate pretzels!!!
Comment by geri on February 2, 2009 at 8:15pm
Here's another easy-to-make pretzel/chocolate/caramel recipe which uses nuts: Rolo Pretzel Turtles from SteamyKitchen.com http://steamykitchen.com/blog/2007/11/05/rolo-pretzel-turtles/

They take 5 minutes to make and are always a big hit. You could also use almonds or walnuts instead of pecans.
Comment by Kelley Petkun on February 2, 2009 at 1:51pm
Dear Sock Girl,

You are absolutely scary! Would you believe that I read your note minutes after going to Safeway and buying a box of Milk Duds and a bag of square pretzels to see if I could make something happen in the office microwave! I haven't tried it yet but I think it might work! If not, I will give your friend's method a try. I'm clearly addicted enough to try many methods!
Comment by Sock Girl on February 2, 2009 at 1:05pm
my friend uses rolos the candy (chocolate & caramel) on her square pretzles and then tops them by softening them in the oven for 2-3 min and adds an almond to the center of each. And if that were not enough, sprinkles each one with a light dusting of powdered sugar. Try that one.
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on January 30, 2009 at 11:06am
What a yummy idea - I'll have to make some myself!

hmm a knitting and cooking show - sounds like a wonderful idea!
Comment by Angela on January 29, 2009 at 4:55pm
You guys should have a knitting and cooking show! You could knit while things are baking.
Comment by Kelley Petkun on January 29, 2009 at 1:58pm
We had a fantastic time! But, be careful! The pretzels are addictive! I've been making just a few every night with a bit of a change to Tina's recipe. I use the little square "waffle" pretzels. I still put them on parchment paper but I only lay out six or eight. I put half a caramel on each pretzel and two Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips (like Toll-House chocolate chips) on the caramel. I bake for 5 minutes and then smoosh each down with a second pretzel. Sort of like a s'more. Let them sit for a few minutes and eat!! That way I can make a single person portion whenever I want. I tried microwaving them and that didn't work because they heated up unevenly.
Comment by jjarote on January 29, 2009 at 1:47pm
Looks like you gals had a lot of fun. That's the life - food and knitting. Can't beat that.

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