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tastesbetterfromscratch.com · Feb 3, 2017

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Bars

These simple, 4-ingredient Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars will quickly become your new favorite sweet and salty treat! No bake and no candy thermometer needed.

It honestly doesn’t get much easier, or TASTIER, than these Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars. It’s like the best homemade candy bar ever! And the best part is that it’s only FOUR ingredients, and you don’t need a candy thermometer or any special equipment. It’s pretty much fool-proof, and fail-proof.

The method for this salty-sweet treat is super easy. You melt some good quality chocolate and smooth it onto parchment paper. Throw on some pretzels. Drizzle with lots of yummy melted caramel (this is what makes everything stick together!), and top with some more melted chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt. They’re the perfect treat for pretty much an occasion. I sent them with my husband for his work cookie exchange during Christmas and his office friends went crazy over them. (Kind of embarrassing considering how EASY they are, but they didn’t need to know that ) They’d also be perfect for Valentine’s day. But let’s be honest, you really don’t need any excuse at all–just a sweet tooth and a few minutes of your time. Enjoy!

Print Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Bark

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (I like ghiardelli brand best for melting)
  • 8 ounces pretzel twists (half of a regular 16-ounce bag)
  • 11 ounce bag Kraft Caramel Bits
  • Sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate chips gently in the microwave (on low heat, stirring every 15 seconds) until smooth. Spread the chocolate evenly over the parchment. Immediately add the pretzel twists over the top (it's ok if they overlap!) and gently press them into the chocolate.
  3. Add caramel bits to a microwave safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water and melt according to package instructions (on high for 2 minutes). Stir well and drizzle the melted caramel over the top of all of the pretzels.
  4. Melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate and drizzle over the caramel. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Refrigerate until hardened.
  6. Cut or tear into pieces, Enjoy!
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