These Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Apples are a delicious variation on the traditional caramel apple that includes dark chocolate and crushed pretzel pieces.
One of my favorite parts of the fall is caramel apples. I love going to different fall festivals and getting caramel apples. Every year we go to an Apple Harvest Festival where they have everything apple and they always have great caramel and candy apples. I always pick caramel apples because I love the ooey gooeyness of the caramel with the freshness and tartness of the apples. Green apples are my favorite, yellow delicious, granny smith, it just has to be a green apple.
Year after year of looking forward to going to fall festivals and getting caramel apples, I have never actually made them myself. I was was afraid of melting the caramel and thought I would create a big mess. This year I decided to concur my fear and make caramel apples. I think I never need to buy caramel apples again because I realized that making them is super easy.
Lately I have been on a big salted caramel and chocolate kick. I really like the sweetness of the caramel with the chocolate and the salty flavor just gives it great contrast. I thought that this would be a great flavor for a caramel apple. I decided to use pretzels to add saltiness to the caramel apple.
These Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Apples are fantastic. I think it is one of the best caramel apples I have had and that is saying a lot. I really love the flavor of the apples with the gooeyness and sweetness of the caramel, paired with the dark chocolate and the crunchiness and saltiness of the pretzel crumbs. Yum! Plus making the caramel apple wasn’t bad at all and I thought it was actually quite easy, just dip the apple in melted caramel, let it dry, then dip in melted dark chocolate, cover in pretzel crumbs, let it harden, and then enjoy. This is a fantastic caramel apple and the perfect treat for fall. You should definitely make these, you won’t regret it!
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