I’ve been on a hunt for SIMPLE recipes lately. I came across this one and thought I would give it a try. I’m including my own tips/suggestions. It was a big hit with my karaoke pals!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark
11 oz bag Kraft caramel bites, unwrapped
Sea Salt to sprinkle
12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips
8-10 oz mini pretzel twists
1- Line a medium/average size baking sheet with parchment paper. You need to be able to slide the whole thing off the sheet for cutting later.
2- Melt 8 oz of the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power. Stir every 15 seconds until smooth.
3- Pour chocolate evenly over the parchment paper and spread with a spoon/spatula. It may not go all the way to the edges, just make a rectangle that is roughly 9×12. Immediately lay the pretzel twists on top of the warm chocolate and gently press.
4- While this is setting, melt all of the caramels in a microwave safe bowl with 2 tablespoons of water. Stir every 20 seconds until smooth. It will be very hot! Drizzle over the top of the pretzels. Next time I am going to pour caramel into a squeeze bottle to make for a neater layer of drizzle.
5- Melt remaining chocolate chips the same way you did the first layer and then drizzle over the caramel. Immediately sprinkle with sea salt. Again, I am going to use a squeeze bottle for this step next time.
6- Put the whole tray in the refrigerator until it hardens, about an hour or so. Slide paper off the tray and cut into pieces. A pizza cutter works great for this step. No need to refrigerate once cut.
This easy to make recipe is sure to be a hit at your next family gathering, meeting, or party. ENJOY !!