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Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark - Easy to make salted caramel pretzel bark that is the perfect decadent treat or gift for Christmas. This stuff is just incredible - sweet, salty, perfect.

Easy to make salted caramel pretzel bark that is the perfect decadent treat or gift for Christmas. This stuff is just incredible – sweet, salty, perfect.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark - Easy to make salted caramel pretzel bark that is the perfect decadent treat or gift for Christmas. This stuff is just incredible - sweet, salty, perfect.

Are you a fan of the sweet and salty combo?  I most definitely am.  I think that’s just about the most perfect combination in a snack food.  So salted caramel pretzel bark?  It was bound to happen.  I’m actually kind of wondering what took me so long to make this.  So easy, so fast, and so freaking good.  So good.  Hide it in the back of the fridge so that no one else knows it exists and I get it all to myself good.

Or you could give it away as gifts.  Food gifts are wonderful at Christmas time, and salted caramel pretzel bark would definitely be welcomed.  If you’re nice like that.

I’m not.  It’s all gone.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark - Easy to make salted caramel pretzel bark that is the perfect decadent treat or gift for Christmas. This stuff is just incredible - sweet, salty, perfect.

But maybe I’ll make more.  Because like I said, it’s ridiculously easy to make.  Although….it might disappear again before it made it to the recipients, but I could try.

I’m pretty sure that I will need to make some more of this stuff.  If only because there’s half a jar of salted caramel sauce in my fridge right now screaming to be used in something.

I’m not sure I can think of anything better to use it in.  Although if you have suggestions, feel free to let me know.  Otherwise I might just be over here making (and eating) far too much salted caramel pretzel bark.  There could be worse things.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark - Easy to make salted caramel pretzel bark that is the perfect decadent treat or gift for Christmas. This stuff is just incredible - sweet, salty, perfect.

Yield: 12-16 servings

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Easy to make salted caramel pretzel bark that is the perfect decadent treat or gift for Christmas. This stuff is just incredible - sweet, salty, perfect.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces chocolate (about 2 cups, chopped)
  • 2 cups pretzels (I used the waffle type)
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chopped chocolate at 50% power for about 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until it’s almost completely melted. Stir it until it is fully melted.
  2. Spread 3/4 of the melted chocolate on a cookie sheet covered with a silicone baking mat or wax paper.
  3. Spread it out in an even layer with a rubber spatula until it is about 8 x 12 inches.
  4. Spread the pretzels evenly over top of the chocolate.
  5. Drizzle the salted caramel sauce over top of the pretzels (heat it first to make it easy to drizzle - about 30-60 seconds in the microwave).
  6. Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over top of the salted caramel sauce.
  7. Chill the bark for several hours or overnight until firm.
  8. Cut it into squares and store it in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

Use whatever type of chocolate you prefer, but bar or baking chocolate is a better choice than chocolate chips as it melts much better. I used a combination of milk and dark chocolate.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

  1. Kim V. says:

    Hi Stacey,
    I want to make this for a Christmas party I will be attending but wanted to know how chewy the caramel is or if it stays a little on the softer side?

    1. Stacey says:

      It is on the softer side at room temperature, and gets much firmer when it’s refrigerated. So if it’s refrigerated before the party, it will be quite firm, but will soften up as it warms up. I’d stack the pieces with layers of wax paper between them so they don’t stick together, but it should stay firm enough that it’s not falling apart on you.

  2. Nina says:

    does this need to be kept frozen?

    i would like to give this away as office favors but worried it won’t stay together if they kept it on their desk (@ room temp)

    1. stacey says:

      I think it will be fine. I keep it in the fridge, but I think it would be just fine at room temp for a day, they will probably just want to chill it again before eating it so it’s not too soft.

  3. Trish says:

    Wrote! These are wonderful and I’m Ajay planning on making a second batch for our company over the holidays. I was surprised at the residents of making the salted Carmel and then turning around and making the bark. I added some pumpkin seeds, flaked coconut, dried cherries and craisins. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Mir says:

    Bark is the best! And when you add sweet and salty, I’m sold. It’s fantastic. I love what you’ve done here, Stacey! Hello, holiday gift tins!

  5. Roberta says:

    Hey Stacey!
    You mentioned how your Christmas baking list is getting longer and longer …. well, if I don’t stop checking out your Blog, I’ll need to diet the whole rest of the year, because I’m adding your goodies to my already way too long list (which I’ve accumulated for 30+ years!!!)
    It’s all good, though, and I know I will be able to encourage that hubby of mine to eat fruit, with your salted caramel sauce, and I KNOW he’ll love the Salted Caramel Pretzels too!

    1. stacey says:

      Salted caramel is just a caramel sauce that has some salt in it to cut the sweetness a bit. I’m actually not a big fan of caramel myself, but I love this stuff, the sweet and salty combo gets me! You can get it in most grocery stores, likely in the baking aisle, or with ice cream toppings and that kind of thing. Plain caramel sauce would work too. Or you can make it – I used homemade sauce in this bark, you can click here to get to my recipe for it. It’s really easy and makes a fair bit so you have it for other uses as well. And it freezes well too.

    1. stacey says:

      Dark chocolate covered pretzels are my favourite thing ever – adding salted caramel just made it insane! Thanks Kristine! 🙂

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