Save on Pinterest

Caramel-Cashew Pretzel Rods

To give these pretzel rods the fun flavor of s'mores, I sometimes use mini marshmallows and coarsely crushed graham crackers in place of the cashews.—Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 24 pretzel rods
  • 3 cups chopped salted cashews or chopped pecans, toasted
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate candy coating, melted
  • 4 ounces white candy coating, melted


  • In a microwave, heat caramels and cream on high for 2-3 minutes or until caramels are melted, stirring after each minute. Stir until smooth.
  • Break pretzel rods in half. Dip the broken end two-thirds of the way into caramel mixture; allow excess to drip off. Roll in cashews. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until set.
  • Drizzle dark chocolate over dipped portion of pretzels; chill until set. Drizzle with white coating; chill until set. Store in airtight containers or wrap in cellophane gift bags and tie with a ribbon.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

Recommended Video