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.
ANOTHER FUN UNICORN PROJECT…UNICORN HOODED SCARF WITH POCKETS CROCHET PATTERN
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