These are the simplest, most delicious candies ever! Just be careful- it’s easy to over-melt them, and that results in a very delicious-but-sticky caramel mess, not great for parties.
- chocolate-covered caramels (Rolo or similar)
- pretzels – ideally the same shape as your caramel
- whole nuts of choice, toasted to improve crispness if desired
Cover a cookie sheet with foil and set aside. Unwrap caramels. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spread pretzels, discarding the broken ones, on the cookie sheet.
Place a caramel on/in each pretzel. Bake for 1-3 minutes, depending on the stickiness of the caramel. Rolos will need 3 minutes, usually, but I used a gooey caramel recently that melted reallyfast, and a little over a minute was too much. check them regularly, and keep in mind that the residual heat from the pan itself may continue melting things.
Remove from the oven and gently press a nut into each caramel. Make sure the nut sticks, but preserve the shape of the caramel.
Eat now, or refrigerate or freeze for later.