This recipe was given to a group of us at a church activity along with a baggie with a few of these delicious treats. They are amazing, and the perfect treat to give out to your friends and family!
Also, if you'd rather not make the pretzel rods, you can just make caramels. They are oh so good!
Notes: This recipe made about 60 rods and still had a little caramel left over for a tiny batch of caramels.
You will need a candy thermometer.
I used about 3 lbs of candy melts for as many pretzel rods as I made.
INGREDIENTS AND PROCEDURE:
Bring to a boil and then turn down and simmer for 10-15 minutes:
2 C sugar
2 C light Karo Syrup
dash of salt
Meanwhile scald together:
1/2 can of evaporated milk
3 C whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
Slowly (very slowly) stir the milk mixture into the sugar mixture while it is cooking. Watch closely so it doesn't boil over. Continue to stir and cook to 232 degree for soft caramels. Pour into greased 9x13 glass dish. Cool slightly- cut into squares.
Dip rods in caramel. Lay out on parchment paper. Let cool. Dip in chocolate or vanilla (white) candy melts. Lay back on parchment paper. Dip fork in melted chocolate or vanilla candy melts (opposite to the main flavor used) and flip back and forth on top.