Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Bars

Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Bars

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from thestayathomechef.com

4 review(s) averaging 4.2. 75% would make again

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another 3 ingredient dessert that will have your tastebuds singing with joy. Sweet, salty, and full of deliciousness.

"Taste was good. seriously, what's not to like: chocolate, eagle brand and pretzels.
But I failed on the "dulche de leche" lesson. I cooked in pan stirring for 25 minutes on medium. It got thicker, but not dark brown. Maybe I needed more heat. Next time I'll try the method of putting the can of condensed milk in a crock pot covered in water overnight. then let cool til evening, then open. "


Ingredients

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2 bags chocolate chips
A couple handfuls of pretzels
2 cans sweetened condensed milk

Original recipe makes 16 Servings

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Preparation

1. Melt 1 bag chocolate chips in the microwave (15 seconds, stir, repeat until melted smooth).

2. Spread chocolate in bottom of a 9x9 pan. Layer pretzels to cover the chocolate. Let chocolate harden.

3. Pour 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk into a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until it thickens (20-25 minutes). Remove from heat and spread over pretzels and chocolate. Let cool.

4. Melt 1 more bag of chocolate chips. Spread on top of caramel layer. Let chocolate harden.

LESSON:

When sweetened condensed milk is caramelized it is called dulche de leche. The sugar in the sweetened condensed milk provides all the sugar that is necessary to turn it into a caramel. Pure caramel is simply melted sugar. A creamy caramel has some sort of milk added to it like heavy cream. Dulche de leche, then, is simply a Spanish name for creamy caramel.

There are other ways to caramelize sweetened condensed milk. You can do it in a crockpot, a pressure cooker, the oven, other methods in a saucepan, and even the microwave. Check out this article HERE for instructions.

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I made them according to the directions and they stuck to the pan so tightly that they were impossible to get out. Seems like a good combo of flavors but the final result was disappointing.
dawnleeb 7 months ago

momomi 1 year ago

These are absolutely amazing! Such a delicious combo. I reduced the condensed milk by boiling the cans in a pot of boiling water for 3 hours . Works perfectly. Just keep an eye on the water level and add more as needed. I also crushed more pretzels and put them in the top layer of chocolate for more of that salty sweet goodness. :)
amommy42 2 years ago

Taste was good. seriously, what's not to like: chocolate, eagle brand and pretzels. But I failed on the 'dulche de leche' lesson. I cooked in pan stirring for 25 minutes on medium. It got thicker, but not dark brown. Maybe I needed more heat. Next time I'll try the method of putting the can of condensed milk in a crock pot covered in water overnight. then let cool til evening, then open.
Sharonesq 2 years ago

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