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Holiday Treat – White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites with Roasted Almonds

10 Dec

White Chocolate Caramel Holiday Treats via The Tasty Fork

White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites with Roasted Almonds. I know — a total mouthful… a mouthful of deliciousness!

I was inspired by my bloggy friend Rachel from {I Love} My Disorganized Life. She makes amazing turtles. I pinned the recipe the day she posted it and I’ve been dying to find the time to make my variation of her recipe.

My house has 2 pantry items always in stock. Pretzels & some kind of almond variety. My husband and I have been on a roasted almond kick lately. I love the smoky & salty taste! After reviewing Rachel’s turtle recipe, I made a few tweaks and added my favorite pantry snacks.

The Tasty Fork Holiday Treat

For someone who doesn’t make treats a lot, this recipe was a breeze for me. My only frustration was getting my fingers covered in caramel & almond pieces but I can’t complain too much because I had the fun of eating what was stuck to me. 🙂 If you need to bring a small dessert to an upcoming event, you can make these white chocolate caramel pretzel bites in 30 minutes. I was kind of shocked by how easy this recipe was to make.

The best part about these little sweet treats?? They’re so gooood! Sweet, salty and covered in chocolate. The pretzels give a nice crunch, too! I used white chocolate so the red & green sprinkles would stand out but milk or dark chocolate would be just fine to use.

Thank you, Rachel, for giving me some inspiration to explore my sweet side! I’m happy to say I’ve found an easy sweet treat to enjoy all year round.

White Chocolate Holiday Caramel Bites from The Tasty fork

White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites with Roasted Almonds

  • 11 oz bag Kraft caramel bits
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 10 oz can roasted almonds, pieces
  • 12 oz package white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 40 pretzel rounds
  • Cookie decorations

Directions

  1. Unwrap caramels and put in a microwave safe bowl with the cream. Heat in 30 second intervals and stir. This step took me about 3 minutes total.
  2. Put almonds in a ziplock bag and use a mallet to break into pieces. Once caramel is done, add almonds and fold into the caramel.
  3. In a double broiler, heat white chocolate & shortening. Stir until smooth.
  4. On parchment paper, line up pretzel rounds. Add a spoonful of the caramel nut mixture to each pretzel. Let it cool.
  5. Top with white chocolate and cookie decorations. Put in freezer for 10 minutes. Store in an air tight container.

Inspired by{ I love} My Disorganized Life

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16 Responses to “Holiday Treat – White Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites with Roasted Almonds”

  1. Rebecca December 10, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Just copied this recipe and i’m going to give it a try….Sounds great…My husband love pretzel’s…….

    • Miss Tasty December 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      You’ll love these little bites! I can’t stop eating them!!

  2. Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life December 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Meghan I am so flattered! Your version looks pretty tasty, too! Love ya, girl!

  3. snati001 December 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Nice idea! They look so cute too.

    • Miss Tasty December 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks!! They’re really addicting!

  4. Shiloh barkley December 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I really like the addition of almonds!

  5. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen December 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    That is a whole mouthful of tastiness! These look wonderful. Thanks for Linking Up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  6. The Domestic Rebel December 11, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Yum, this looks INCREDIBLE!! I could easily polish off an entire batch 🙂

  7. crazyforcrust December 17, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Super delish! I love pretzels and chocolate…especially with caramel!

  8. Lynne Feifer (@365DaysofBaking) December 18, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Caramel and chocolate, even white, always has me hooked! And I love that Rachel inspired you! thanks for sharing them at Wicked Good Wednesdays! hope to see you tomorrow!

  9. Joan@Chocolateandmore December 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    I love those caramel bits, my new addiction! This is a great way to use them. Yum!

  10. myturnforus December 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Just dropping in from Mandatory Mooch to check these out:) Absolutely amazing!! Now following via Facebook:)

    Love for you to drop by sometime:)

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