After snacking for a month on Rolo Pretzel Candy, I found myself with a lot of leftover broken pretzels. I looked around on the internet and put several ideas together to get this candy which is quick to make, delicious, and uses up broken pretzels.
PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL CRUNCH
- 2 cups broken pretzels
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup undiluted evaporated milk
- 2 Tblsp. butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, marshmallows and peanuts. Set aside.
In a heavy medium saucepan, place the sugar, evaporated milk and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil – bubbles across the top surface.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter chips and milk chocolate chips. Allow to stand for one minute, then stir to combine. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Pour the chip mixture over the pretzel mixture, stirring to coat.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto two wax-paper-lined baking sheets, using your fingers to press the molds together.
Chill until firm. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week. These also freeze well. I like to put 2 or 3 in a zip-lock bags for freezing and to keep me from eating too many at one time.
Makes 25-30 pieces, depending on size.