You cook the candy coating for this crunchy snack to the "firm ball" stage--then toss it with nuts and pretzels before baking.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 15 ounces mini twist pretzels
- 2 cups mixed nuts
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the pretzels and nuts. Set aside.
In a large saucepan combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Stir together over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook until very thick and at the 'firm ball' stage (260 degrees F, 125 degrees C). Remove from heat, pour over pretzel/nut mixture and mix all together.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread out on wax paper to cool.