Recipe Blitz – Beer-Pretzel Caramels

Today we round out your menu for the big game with a unique and fun dessert idea, Beer-Pretzel Caramels.  This recipe combines the fun flavors of your favorite sporting snacks into a sweet treat that will definitely be the talk of the sweets table.  Recipe courtesy of, photograph by Con Poulos


– 1 12-ounce bottle brown ale
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the dish
– 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
– 1/4 cup light corn syrup
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed thin pretzels
– Pour the beer into a glass; let sit until flat, about 1 hour.


Butter an 8-inch-square baking dish. Bring half of the beer to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook until reduced to 2 teaspoons, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the remaining beer, the brown sugar, corn syrup, cream and butter in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer registers 235 degrees F, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the beer syrup and pretzels. Spread in the prepared dish and chill until firm, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cut into pieces.

2 Responses

  1. Andi says:

    Great Idea! Going to try these this weekend for my Superbowl Party!

  2. How did the recipe turn out for you, Andi? Here is another beer-dessert idea I just came across:

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