A Simple, Sweet and Salty Must…

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  • Have you ever made delicious caramel treats? You’ll be surprised at how easy these are to make. This recipe makes about 36 squares. The ingredients are pretty simple, too. We love that.

    Salty Peanut Caramel Squares!

    photo: Juggling Mama
    photo: Juggling Mama

    These peanut and caramel goodies are shared by Juggling Mama. Pretzels and peanuts go well together, as we’ve seen in a variety of chex mix snacks. We’re glad to see caramel combined with our popular pretzel and peanut snacks. If you haven’t tried making your own caramel, give this recipe a try. Just pay attention to your saucepan’s heat and stirring and you’ll surprise yourself that you made CARAMEL from scratch! Not a bad thing, huh? We would celebrate.

    Just spread these yummy ingredients onto your standard cake pan and you’ve got a tasty and easy, on the go treat. For your nighttime snack, we would add these caramel bites to a bowl of vanilla ice cream! Also, top with some chocolate syrup, marshmallow cream or whipped cream. YUM!

    Grab: 

    • 1 cup pretzel crumbs, (about 3-1/2 oz pretzel sticks)
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts

    For Caramel:

    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup whipping cream
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 cup roasted salted peanuts

    Make It: 

    1. Line parchment paper into 8 inch square cake pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees, F.
    2. In bowl, combine pretzel crumbs and sugar. Mix well with melted butter. Press mixture into pan evenly and top with peanuts. Let cool on rack.
    3. To make the caramel: In saucepan, over high heat, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, sugar and cream and bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
    4. Pour caramel over the pretzel crust in the pan. Sprinkle with peanuts. Let cool for 20 minutes. Place in refrigerator until set, about 2 hours. Cut into squares.

    Probably, the most difficult step in this recipe is waiting to eat them.

    Recipe source: http://jugglingmama.com

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