Getting down to the last minute and you need something else for your Thanksgiving table? Looking for something to keep the kids occupied while you add those last minute touches to your turkey day? These are perfect! Chocolate and caramel coated pretzel braids are the a great addition to your celebration because they require no oven time, are a little sweet finale for already overstuffed bellies, and even the kids can make them!
We made these for our Thanksgiving season birthday girl’s school treat. They are having a Thanksgiving lunch on the last day of school before break, which happens to fall on her birthday this year. Yes, we will bring a dessert to your celebration… Score! Two birds, one stone…. Well, actually all these legs would have to come from many birds, but no birds are harmed in the making of these turkey legs!
Heat about 20 of those square caramels for about 20-30 seconds in the microwave. Mold two of the caramels around the tip of some pretzel braids tapering down as you get to the uncovered end. I found that putting both of them on the far end and then working the caramel down from there gave the best shape.
Next we microwaved some chocolate chips (semi-sweet) according to the package directions. Using a deeper and more narrow container such as a one cup Pyrex measuring container worked well for dipping rather than spreading. The ones pictured above were done with the chocolate in a larger bowl and we had to smear the chocolate on with a spoon. It was a bit more tedious that way. The dipping method in the taller bowl worked more quickly.
- 1 bag honey wheat braided pretzels (Rold Gold)
- 20 oz semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
- 140 caramel squares
- Soften about 20 caramels at a time in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on high.
- Mold two caramels around the end of the pretzel sticks to look like a turkey leg
- Melt chocolate morsels in the microwave as the package directs.
- Dip caramel end of the pretzel in the chocolate to add another layer and build the turkey leg shape.
- Allow to cool and harden. Enjoy!