Friday, March 18, 2011

Pretzel Toffee

Pretzel Toffee

1 (9 ounce) bag tiny twist pretzels
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 (12 ounce) package plus 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cover a 15x10 inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
Arrange pretzels in bottom of the pan, in a single layer.
In large saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat.  Add brown sugar. Mix well.  Bring to a boil.  Boil 2 minutes.  Do not over cook; it will be hard to pour and cover the pretzels with the brown sugar mixture if you do.
Carefully pour brown sugar mixture over pretzels.  
Bake 10 minutes.  Remove carefully from the oven.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
Let stand 5 minutes. Spread chocolate smooth.
Cool.  Refrigerate 1 hour. Peel aluminum foil away from toffee.
Break into pieces.

At Christmas I saw several recipes for Saltine Toffee.  Pam of Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner, posted her recipe for it in December.  It must be a Midwestern thing, because not only did my mom make Saltine Toffee, but my grandmother and my great grandmother also made it.

Our friends Fareed and Annette (owners of Passion Radio Network) gave my husband Stan and I a couple of nights at the Strater Hotel for Christmas.  While we were there we went to a little candy shop and had Pretzel Toffee.  My husband and I both loved it, so when I got home I changed my recipe for Saltine Toffee to Pretzel Toffee.  
Annette and Fareed

Right after Christmas, Fareed fell outside of the radio station and broke his leg in two places.  He had surgery to place a rod in his leg and it has been a long road to recovery for Fareed.  He is missed around the radio station.  Going in to record my shows is just not the same without him there.

Fareed loves chocolate; so to help him feel better, I made a batch of Pretzel Toffee for him yesterday and today I am going to drop it by and check on him.  Please keep Fareed and his wife Annette in your prayers.
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  1. This recipe reminds me of Dare Cracker Breton made into brittle , love the idea of using pretzels ....

  2. What an amazing recipe! So many wonderful flavours..salt and sweet..

  3. YUM! Now I have to try this with the pretzels. What a great treat! Fareed and Annette are in my prayers and here's wishing the best for them. I'm sure your pretzel toffee will speed his recovery!

  4. This toffee is right up my ally! Love the salty pretzel with sweets.

  5. I love sweet and salty I will be trying this!

  6. YUM! I have made it with Graham Crackers, but I LOVE pretzels in sweet things! I am definately putting this on my list :)

  7. Pretzels are ingenious for this. I cannot wait to make this. Thanks so much. I also love the salty sweet combo.

  8. I am hooked and I have not even tried it yet! Diane

  9. looks drooooolworthy linda...mmmmm...and lovely pics...

  10. WOW Linda! You have created a masterpiece of sweet goodness. I am keeping this one for my kids next visit. I know it will be a Big hit.

  11. I love salty and sweet combos. Your friend will be cheered by such a thoughtful gift. Praying for a full recovery.


  12. OK, this looks delicious and easy to make!!! My goodness!! I will certainly keep your friend in my prayers...I understand how recoveries can be lengthy and painful...

    Thank you for you kind comment on my blog. Very much.

  13. This looks so good! Definitely something worth trying while stuck home with kids on spring break and rain outside. :)

  14. This recipe is AWESOME and would be perfect for THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS Linky Party we are featuring CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE… and MORE CHOCOLATE. We would love to have you link up any great chocolate recipe!

  15. I really want to make this SOON.. I use saltine's or graham crackers, so I can't wait to try it with pretzel's too.

    Thanks so much for coming back and linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "CHOCOLATE", we are already enjoying over 100 recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see them all. It's gonna be one SWEET week!

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  16. What a cool idea, I've done the saltine cracker before but this sounds even better! :)

  17. You toffee looks delicious! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week! Come by and grab my featured button for you sidebar if you'd like one.