2 cups walnuts (8 ounces)
1 cup peanut butter-flavored pieces
1 cup milk chocolate pieces
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
25 pretzel rods or one 14-ounce package whole Bavarian pretzels
In a small heavy saucepan combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Return to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 236 degree F, soft-ball stage (should take about 10 minutes). (Adjust heat as necessary to maintain a steady boil.) Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Dip each pretzel into caramel mixture, covering about 2/3 of the pretzel. Let caramel drip off slightly. Spoon or roll some of the crumb mixture onto the caramel, pressing crumbs lightly into caramel with back of a spoon. Let stand on nonstick foil until caramel is set. Store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper in refrigerator up to 4 days or freeze up to 1 month. Makes 25 pretzel rods or 15 whole Bavarian pretzels.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 267, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 34, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 16, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 97, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 187, Potassium (mg) 140, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet