Caramel Pretzel Rods
Adapted From: Taste of Home Magazine
All my kids love anything to do with pretzels. Sweet and salty - the perfect combo!
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup butter, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (10-ounce) package pretzel rods
6 to 12 ounces white candy coating
6 to 12 ounces chocolate candy coating
chopped nuts and/or sprinkles for garnish
Melt brown sugar, syrup, and butter together over medium heat, stirring constantly. Then boil for 3 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat, stir in condensed milk, and return back to heat on medium/low. Stir constantly until candy thermometer reaches 215°F. Turn temperature to low to keep caramel warm. Quickly dip pretzel rods into caramel and let excess drip off. Let cool completely on well-buttered cookie sheets. Melt candy coating in microwave and stir. Dip caramel rods into white coating; drizzle with chocolate coating. Alternate candy coating and drizzling flavors. Dress them up with chopped walnuts, or holiday sprinkles. Let cool completely. Store in airtight container, or give them away as delicious neighbor gifts.
Yields about 30 rods.