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Carmel Pretzel Candy Bites


  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 4 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 1/2 cups pecan halves, toasted
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips


  1. Line a 13×9 in pan with foil; grease foil with softened butter. Spread pretzels and toasted pecans on bottom of prepared pan.
  2. In medium size pot, combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, whipping cream, and butter. Monitor the hear of the mixture with a candy thermometer while stirring. When the thermometer reaches 240 degrees F remove the pot from the heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla. Pour the mixture over the prepared pan with pretzels and pecans and let cool.
  4. In microwave melt chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening, stir until smooth. Pour and spread over caramel layer. In microwave, melt white baking chips add 1 teaspoon shortening, stir until smooth. Drizzle over top. Let stand until set.
  5. Using foil, lift candy out of pan, remove foil. Cut candy with sharp buttered knife into bite-size pieces