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Pretzels Can Butter Up Friends and Add a New Twist to Party

July 18, 1985

Enhance an already favorite snack with this recipe for Buttered Rum Pretzels. Ideal for serving at your parties or taking to someone else's house as a hostess gift.

BUTTERED RUM PRETZELS

3/4 cup unsalted butter

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup

3 tablespoons rum

2 tablespoons water

1 (9-ounce) package Dutch pretzels

Melt butter over medium heat in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in sugar, corn syrup, rum and water. Continue cooking 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to turn light brown or candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees.

Reduce heat to low or warm. With fork, dip both sides of pretzels into mixture. Shake to remove excess coating.

Place on greased baking sheet or tray. Cool. Store at room temperature or in refrigerator in tightly covered container. Makes about 3 dozen.

Note: 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoon rum extract may be substituted for 3 tablespoons rum.

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