Caramel Pretzel Bites
Yield: 24 servings
Line a 13×9-in. pan with foil; grease foil with softened butter. Spread pretzels and pecans on bottom of prepared pan.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, cubed butter, corn syrup, milk and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240°(soft-ball stage). Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour over pretzel mixture.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon butter; stir until smooth. Spread over caramel layer. Let stand until set. Using foil, lift candy out of pan; remove foil.
Using a knife, greased with butter, cut candy into bite-sized pieces.