Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps

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We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make!

 

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make! ohsweetbasil.com

 

I have been sitting here forever trying to figure out a name for these things because they are kind of like those “turtle” chocolates people make except not because there are not nuts and the chocolate is on the bottom not a shell on top. Bites? But it’s a little more than a bite and truffles clearly wouldn’t work as they are nothing like a truffle. Snaps? I mean, they do snap when you bite them. And trust me, they are addicting little salted caramel pretzel snaps!

 

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make!

 

 

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make!

 

Our friend, Aaron gave us a try of a little salted caramel pretzel snaps treat at his house one night, but I haven’t ever seen them at the store, so I was stuck to make my own and I’m happy to say it’s the fastest recipe ever!

 

Quick and Easy Holiday Treat

I don’t even know if I should be calling it a recipe as there’s not really much to it. In fact, I was trying to hurry so I put two pieces of parchment out, one for me and one for our 10 year old and 6 year old. The 10 year old did the chocolate and caramel and the 6 year old placed pretzels and sprinkled salt. I chose to photograph their’s just to prove it could be done by a child.

 

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make!

 

Candy making was a whole process at my house growing up. We made gobs and gobs of candies, turtles, peanut butter balls, coconut balls, chocolate pizza, and more! It was such a fun time and I loved helping it.

 

Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make! ohsweetbasil.com

 

It makes me a little sad to think about how I didn’t realize just what a special opportunity it was to be surrounded by family in a safe, loving home and to just be a carefree kid. I know that it’s like that for most kids, but I regret not taking more advantage of being a family. Now we all live far apart and holidays are often spent alone because it’s too far to travel to everyone. Such a bummer. But at least we can make our treats with our own families not and keep the tradition going.

A batch of Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps with chocolate, pretzels, caramel and salt sprinkled on top

 

 

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps

Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make!

Ingredients:

  • 3 bars Milk Chocolate Almond Bark, melted (a 14 ounce package has bars in 2 ounces each so you would need 3 bars or 6 ounces of chocolate)
  • 1/2 Bag Mini pretzels
  • 1/2 bag Caramel squares, melted or more as needed. I also use a hunk of Peter’s Caramel Brick from Orson Gygi
  • Sea salt

Directions:

  1. Lay out wax or parchment paper, using a spoon, drizzle a little chocolate on the paper and smooth it out a little with the back of the spoon like you are painting a circle.
  2. Drop three pretzels, slightly overlapping onto the chocolate and spoon a little melted caramel over all three.
  3. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and then drizzle a little more chocolate.
  4. Let set and store in Tupperware.
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93 comments on “Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps”

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  3. I couldn’t find any caramel other then sea salt camel baking chips is that OK to use?

  4. Hi, these look amazing. Just want to know are the pretzels already salted? Or are they plain? Thank you

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  6. I cant wait to make for a girls weekend next month. For those who may be needing further instruction, the video is really good.

  7. Several things….. how do you melt the chocolate? How does one melt the caramel? “low and slow” on what ? the stove? in the microwave?
    Melt a half bag of caramel? How big is the bag? Snack bag? regular bag? Half bag is how many pieces?

    More clarity would be really helpful… I am NOT a cook… and trying these recipes are hard for me… but I like to try new things.

  8. Is their another way to heat without paper bag?

  9. Well these just look completely delicious, will be making some with my little ones on Christmas eve, I think santa may have to be given one or two aswell 😉

  10. Can I make these gluten free?

  11. How easy is this!!! I’m going to make these & take to work. Everyone is bring in stuff & trying to outdo the other. LOL They will love them!!

  12. Such a great combo of Sweet and salty. There’s a candy bar called Take 5, sold in most Dept/grocery stores, that is this item. So yummy! What a great recipe to make with the grand daughter!

  13. Hey guys. I make these. But with Rolos candy. Lay the pretzel down first. Top wth a Rolo, Warm in the oven.
    Wahlah! Carmel stays soft and chewey. No need to add chocolate.

  14. She s referring to sprinkling sea salt !

  15. The brand is called snappers you can find them in the candy section at Costco”s or publix.

  16. Hi these look delicious!!! Do they freeze well??

  17. Sorry Sweet Basil but almond bark is chocolate with almonds in it.
    I think you mean, use the chocolate you would use to make almond bark.
    I will try these.

  18. Looking forward to make these soon. How many snaps does this recipe make?? Thanks

  19. Sweet Basil can you make your own Carmel I have recipe for salted Carmel and it is smooth and creamy I want to put these on my make list for Christmas thank you Shirley

  20. Costco sells these by the bag and they are indeed called “Snappers”!
    Your recipe sounds so much more fun with my granddaughters.
    Thanks

  21. Can I use caramel out of a jar, like ice cream topping?

  22. As your directions state… lay out wax paper and sprinkle it. With what? Please correct this. With chocolate or carmel?

    • Hi Ann, I’m not sure what error must have been happening but the instructions say to drizzle a little chocolate. I see it on my end, but please let us know if you still don’t see it. Thanks!!

    • The instructions are VERY clear; there is no reference to “sprinkling” anything, but to drizzle a little melted chocolate, then smooth it out a bit with the back of a spoon. Proceed from there with the rest of the recipe.

  23. I just bought all the ingredients, and about to get started! But before I do, is the caramel supposed to be hard/crunchy, or soft/chewy? Thanks!

  24. Looks lovely, simple and delish. “Must Try” soon. Thank your for sharing…;)

      • My daughter just made these and the caramel got so hard she could hardly eat them. I saw some where you add 1 or2 tbls. of water to the caramels when you melt them and mine came out prefect. caramel was soft. This recipe doesn’t add the water. Why was her caramel so hard? she said she could barely get it out of the dish to add to the pretzels?

      • There are three reasons, the caramel could have been too old, not good enough quality (often store or generic brands do that) or it could have been heated too long which overcooks it and makes it hard. You shouldnt need to add any water. I prefer to buy the Peter’s caramel brick online or from orson gygi, a local baking store. It’s the best, not overpriced caramel especially for apple dipping in the fall. 🙂

      • If you add anything to the caramel, I would melt them with heavy cream, not water. I’ve seen some recipes were you melt caramels with a little bit of heavy cream.

      • Yes, that is correct. However, adding cream also means that the caramel will stay soft and never fully stick to the pretzels. You’ll want to put in only a very small amount.

  25. Does anyone have any idea on how long these might keep? Looking to do them for Christmas and trying to get baking done early, I just don’t want the pretzels to go soft, or have problems. Could these handle 2 weeks in sealed Tupperware?

  26. Hi!
    These are very addicting!!! Thank you! I will try not to eat them all. I have a stoneware cooky sheet. I put the pretzels on the sheet, one at a time, then placed one Brach’s caramel on each, put them in the oven at a low temperature then dropped two chocolate chips (milk chocolate ) on each when the caramels were melted and still soft. I was probably too stingy with the chocolate! Allina all, very good and if I can stop eating them, they will be feat as gifts! Thank you for the great idea!!

    Merry Christmas (early)!

  27. I will try these soon.
    Thanks so much!

  28. Quick question, should these be stored in the fridge if you are making them the night before an event? Will the caramel be rock hard?

  29. Thanks I will try these soon.

  30. These look amazing! I will have to try them, thank you.

  31. Im Wondering where to find the caramel brick? I’ve never heard of caramel bricks/loafs. Is that the only brand that can be used? If I can’t find it is there an alternative like the caramel squares candy?

  32. I’m having difficulty with direction #1. I can’t picture what you mean: Lay out wax or parchment paper, using a spoon, drizzle a little on the paper and smooth it out a little with the back of the spoon like you are painting a circle. Drop three pretzels, slightly overlapping onto the chocolate. A pic maybe? These sound so good! Thank you.

  33. Do you have instructions for melting the caramel? I tried this last night and it came out hard as a rock. Whoops!

  34. Does it only take 5 minutes for these to set in room temperature or do you cool them?

  35. OMG these look perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

  36. These are Snappers, they can be found at costco, they are dark chocolate though, I’m not a dark chocolate fan but my husband is and I LOVE chocolate covered pretzels and I am obsessed with snappers even though they are dark chocolate so it’s the perfect combo for my husband and I ha. I’m so excited to make these tonight! Costco isn’t close to us.

  37. How much pretzels do you use?

  38. I found these in a grocery store in a town about 1 hr. from where we live and have never seen them near home. I am so happy for the recipe. The ones I bought were called snappers and they were exactly like what you have made here. Thanks so much.

  39. I love how these snaps seem sorta fancy but they’re actually crazy easy and oooh that sweet and salty combo gets me every time. I LOVE IT!

  40. Thanks for getting back to me. I thought that was probably what you meant. Will definitely try these!

  41. Turtles, snaps, bark, whatever you call them I love them. I love everything about this. How easy and simple the ingredient list is and how amazing I know they are going to taste. These are perfect for a cookie exchange or quick take-home gifts for friends and family at Christmas!

  42. When you say three bars of chocolate bark, do you mean the small squares? And where do you get those?

  43. These look absolutely yummy! Love how simple they are too.