Cinnamon Praline Pretzels

Cinnamon Praline Pretzels

What do you get when you cross salty pretzels with sweet praline and cinnamon? Simply the most addicting sweet and salty snack, that’s perfect for munching while cheering on your favorite team. Irresistible Cinnamon Praline Pretzels for the win!

Cinnamon Praline Pretzels

Often, as I lay awake in the middle of the night, I think about recipes. Doesn’t everyone? This one came to me during one of those restless nights and goes to show that sometimes sleep is overrated. NOT! LOL
Cinnamon Praline Pretzels

It’s a good thing I like to keep paper and a pen on the nightstand beside my bed. Otherwise, I might not have remembered this idea for Cinnamon Praline Pretzels.

My original thought was that they’d be great for tailgating, but let’s not fool ourselves! They’d be an absolute hit no matter where you served them. Their salty, sweet taste will keep folks coming back for more and more. So much so that there needs to be a warning attached to these:

Cinnamon Praline Pretzels

*Note – It’s best to use smaller pretzels (like the ones shown, or mini pretzel twists), so the praline caramel has enough pretzel surface to stick to, but the holes will still allow the praline caramel to pass through.

Yield:   8-10 cups       Prep Time:  30 minutes

1 bag of small pretzel knots, or square grid pretzels
1 stick butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons milk
pinch salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
kosher salt (optional)
a candy thermometer
parchment paper
baking spray
baking sheet

-Spread the pretzels evenly on a baking sheet that has been lined with a sheet of parchment paper and sprayed with baking spray. Set aside.

-In a medium-size saucepan, over medium heat, toast the pecans for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Stirring well to combine.

-When the sugar has dissolved, stir in the milk, salt, and cinnamon. Increase the heat to medium/high and stir the mixture occasionally until it reaches a temperature of 200 – 230 degrees on a candy thermometer.

-Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the cinnamon praline caramel as evenly as possible over the pretzels on the baking sheet. Carefully stir the pretzels with a spatula or wooden spoon to thoroughly coat the pretzels with the praline. Sprinkle the coated pretzels evenly with a pinch of salt (if desired).

-Allow the pretzels to sit and cool completely. The praline caramel will harden slightly as the pretzels cool. Once cool, break the pretzels into pieces and serve.

Cinnamon Praline Pretzels
Cinnamon Praline Pretzels

Since this post and recipe revolves around games and game days, I thought these cute Clue glasses would be the perfect items to coordinate with these Cinnamon Praline Pretzel snacks. Enjoy!

Set of 6 Clue Character Glasses

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  1. I love these pretzels in a HUGE way. Thanks so much! Your glasses are adorable. Love the people art!

  2. I would not be able to control myself with these around

  3. I also jot down notes sometimes near my bed…it does happen where I can't sleep and think of something. Yes, this is looking highly addictive! I love praline any thing, but make it a pretzel! You should sell these, Renee! Adorable glasses…I love Miss Scarlet!

  4. My husband ALWAYS thinks of recipes just as we're falling asleep! (He texts them to me and then I add them to our master list in the morning…) I love the salty-sweet combo going on here!!

  5. Oh yes, so many recipes come into my head at night, usually just before I fall asleep. It looks as though this one is definitely inspired by sweet dreams. What an addictive treat, Renee!

  6. Yes, yes, yes! I sometimes have troubles getting to sleep at night because of that and then if I wake up at 4 or 5 to go to the bathroom, then it's highly likely I'll be up for a few hours because I can't stop thinking about recipes. It's not cool. 🙁 But these pretzels looks worth it! So addictive looking.

  7. I want to shove copious amounts of this in my face. This looks so good. Love when ideas hit at night. I need a notebook, stat.

  8. Great idea keeping the paper and pen around for when ideas pop into your head! We have made something similar for the last two christmas holiday and the family loves it!

  9. Oh wow, these look incredible. I mean they'd be great for game day, but I want a baggie of these for snack today too!

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