By now you might be wondering how I got the spiral effect on the pretzel. My secret ingredient is….CARAMEL! Not the kind you have to make but good old store bought! Read below to see how I take store bought caramel and several different colors of candy melts to create not only the tastiest but incredibly beautiful pretzel treats!
Feel like you might get stuck? Don’t worry I also created an easy to follow step by step video. You can view it below!
I discovered something amazing for candy melts and that is a candy melting pot from Wilton! It makes melting candy so easy!
Get all your candy melted and ready. Pour candy in medium microwave safe bowls. Heat one at a time at 60% one minute, stir and continue in 30 second increments until candy is melted and creamy.
In a small microwave safe bowl heat FOUR caramels on high for 10 seconds. I only worked with four at a time.
This is just the right amount of time to allow the caramel to be molded into a 12-inch snake shape.
Roll heated caramel on a piece of parchment paper to 12-inches.
Starting at the top of the pretzel rod, wrap the caramel around.
Dip pretzel in the white melted candy. Only tap off a little of the candy. You want this layer to be thick.
Add a drizzle of pink then turquoise and yellow.
Tap and turn the pretzel always going the same direction. The colors will start to create a marbling effect. If you see a spot that needs more color then go ahead and add it and continue tapping and turning.
Place in a container (mine was filled with rice) in the freezer for 10 minutes or until hardened. Pour some of the pearl dust into a small container and brush some onto the pretzel.
- Kraft chewy caramels (4 per pretzel)
- Wilton white, bright pink, turquoise and yellow candy melts (approximately one bag of white and a half a bag each of the pink, turquoise and yellow for 6 pretzels)
- pretzel rods
- Wilton white pearl dust
- small paint brush
- Pour candy melts into medium size microwave safe bowls.
- Heat each color 1 minute at 60%, stir and continue heating in 30 second increments until creamy.
- Do this procedure for each color.
- Take wrapping off 4 caramels and place in a small microwave safe bowl.
- Heat on high 10 seconds.
- Roll caramel into a 12-inch long snack.
- Starting at the top of a pretzel rod; wind the caramel around.
- Dip or spoon the white candy over the pretzel making sure to fill in between the caramel and pretzel; tap off some of the excess but not much. You want to leave a thick coating.
- Drizzle the pink, turquoise and yellow over the white.
- Turning the pretzel and lightly tapping at the same tip will create a marble effect.
- If you see a spot that you would like more color in, go ahead and add more and keep turning and tapping.
- Place upright (I filled a jar with rice) in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Pour some of the pearl dust into a small container and brush onto the hardened pretzel.
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