Caramel Pretzel Sticks

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry, Merry Christmas to each of you! I'm so thankful that you stuck around during the "lean months" and continue to visit CookingwithCarrie. As for what's been going on in the Hubbard household, its been a fun filled week with family visiting, Christmas baking, present wrapping (and unwrapping), and visiting with friends. But from tomorrow on (the Lord willing) the next week will be calm and slow. We have big plans for family time, non-stop pajama wearing, game marathons, movies, and cooking! Most importantly though, we will take time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, this video is a wonderful reminder for all of us as we strive to make this week special for our families.

The Real Meaning of Christmas ~ Linus style

Another reminder for me is this song. O Holy Night by Seven Day Jesus is my all-time favorite Christmas song! It gives me chills and fills my eyes with tears every time I hear it.

Blessings to you and your family on this day

Andrew made these Caramel Pretzel Sticks! Everyone really liked these but I still prefer chocolate dipped pretzels. These tasted like a candy bar, which explains why I wasn't a huge fan... I don't like candy bars (remember my favorite dessert is Angel Strawberry Bavarian), but every other candy bar loving person went crazy for these pretzel sticks ,-)

1 package caramels
1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
2/3 cup toffee bits
Melt caramel w/milk. I melted my caramel in the microwave. It is easier to handle if the caramel is not real runny and when it started to get too firm I just put it back in the microwave for a few seconds.
Combine chips and toffee in small shallow bowl (I used a pie pan). Dip pretzels in caramel then roll in chip mixture. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in airtight container.


Lisa said...

Your boys are so sweet in the first picture -- love it!

I don't have time to watch the videos, but I know what you mean about them bringing tears to your eyes.

The pretzel sticks look YUMMY!

Merry Christmas Carrie!!!

ann said...

These pretzels look fantastic! I've been looking for a recipe to use those caramel bits.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful boys!!

Merut said...

I love the matching pajamas. The pretzel sticks look delicious. It looks like your family had a wonderful Christmas!

Julie said...

Looks like you and your family have had a wonderful Christmas :) I love Linus telling the Christmas story too.

teresa said...

adorable posts, i love your boys' matching jammies! hope you had a lovely christmas!

Anonymous said...

The recipe calls for evaporated milk, but the picture shows sweetened condensed milk! Which one do I use?

Carrie said...

Sorry for the confusion Anonymous! It's sweetened condensed milk... and I've changed the recipe to match. Thank you for letting me know ,-)