Pretzel Turtle Candy Bars

Homemade chocolate candy bars.  Yummmmmay.  I wanted to try out something that combined the flavors of sweet and salty, and here it is.

IMG_3537First, combine the pretzels, caramel, and honey roasted peanuts in a bowl.  Stir together well so that the caramel completely covers everything.

IMG_3538Next, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval.  Do not overcook, the chocolate will scald and you won’t be able to use it, due to the yuckiness.  Place a small amount of chocolate in the mold, and use a paintbrush to smooth the chocolate out and brush up the sides of the mold.  Place in freezer for 3-4 minutes for chocolate to set.

IMG_3540Spoon a small amount of the mixture in the mold, move around so that the mixture is in a semi-thin layer on top of the chocolate, and evenly distributed throughout each bar.

IMG_3541Pour chocolate over the nut mixture, use the paintbrush to completely cover.  Place in freezer again for about 5 minutes.

IMG_3543Take out of freezer, then turn bars out onto flat surface.  Let the chocolate come to room temperature before trying to eat one…unless you want to crack a tooth.  😉  Enjoy!!

Pretzel Turtle Candy Bars Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts

1/2 cup pretzel pieces (I used pretzel sticks and broke them up)

1/4 cup caramel sauce (like the ice cream topping)

1 lb. dark chocolate