Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark UPDATED

LeAnne Foust Recipe

By LeAnne Foust singerflf


Don't use this recipe it won't set up. This one above will.

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2 stick
1 c
light brown sugar
1 bag(s)
pretzels (reg size bag. you'll use 3/4 of the bag)
12 oz
chocolate chips
sea salt for sprinkling

Directions Step-By-Step


Don't use this recipe of mine. Go to the page above. The carmel in this one won't set up.

Preheat the oven to 400.
Line a large bar pan with parchment paper, cover with pretzels
In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. When it begins to bubble add the brown sugar. Stirring occasionally let the butter/sugar mixture meld together and brown. This should take about 3 minutes. Do NOT let it boil, you will have sticky goo that is no good. When you have a nice, brown caramel pour it over the pretzels, slowly and evenly. You can then use a spatula to spread it out, you have to work quickly and gently. It hardens fast so even pouring is the best method.
Bake the sheet for 5 minutes.
Remove the sheet from the oven and sprinkle the whole bag of chocolate chips evenly over the mixture.
Place back in the oven for about 45 seconds. If you let it sit there too long the chocolate will burn.
Remove from the oven and use a silicone spatula to evenly spread the chocolate over the top.
Sprinkle with sea salt and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies

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Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Aug 4, 2013
Hi LeAnne, I can't have to much sweets, but this looks awesome. Will try to make this. You have been PINCHED!!! BOBBY
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Aug 4, 2013
This sounds so interesting..pinched and shared.
Marge Gofron mgofron
Sep 1, 2013
How many ounces in a REGULAR size bag of pretzels??? They come in so many sizes.
susie dominguez susimar
Sep 15, 2013
I tried to make the caramel twice and I just can't do it. Second time was slightly better, but it never hardened enough to make true 'bark'. Oh well...I've never been much of a cook, but this was supposed to be easy? :(
june hall jhalljustapinch
Oct 13, 2013
I recommend baking it for 4 minutes instead of 5 so the caramel doesn't burn, and I added a half pound of bacon, cooked crisp and chopped in a food processor when I but the chocolate on...I made it again for a party this past weekend and it worked better if you don't chop the bacon too fine. It was a big hit!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Oct 14, 2013
June this addition of the bacon sounds delicious..thanks for the tips too...hugs.
Wendy Deetjen WendyDee
Oct 30, 2013
I tried it twice and my caramel didn't harden either. I found another recipe with better instructions for those of us who don't cook regularly:
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and the brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Let it boil gently just until it starts to stick to the bottom and it forms a nice smooth caramel. You’ll want to let it bubble a little and get really thick.
Hopefully you will have better luck than I did and you won't disappoint excited children. :)
Niki Hosafros NikiWay
Nov 16, 2013
Someone posted this on Facebook so I decided to give it a try because it looked super simple. IT WAS AWESOME! I made it for a party and it was a huge hit! It was so easy and delicious I have my second batch cooling in the fridge right now so I can take it as a dessert for an early Thanksgiving with coworkers!
I bought a 16oz bag of small pretzel sticks and used about half the bag - but I also used extra chocolate chips (1 1/2 12oz bags total) because 1 bag just doesn't cover enough for me!
Next time I may double the caramel and use the whole bag of pretzels!
Sandie Motkowski Sandie13
Dec 11, 2013
Can you use any shape pretzel for this recipe?
erin clark eslabaugh75
Dec 19, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
erin clark eslabaugh75
Dec 19, 2013
My family loooved this! I too had some difficulty with the caramel not getting hard enough but I will keep trying so I can get it just right. Other than that it was absolutely scrumptious!
penelope campbell penelope561
Dec 20, 2013
I recommend this version, Sorry.
The reason why the caramel isn't tuning out is because you DO need to let it come to a rolling boil for 3 minutes...that is what makes it turn into candy when cooling.
Terri Shirley shastar57
Dec 22, 2013
I think whoever posted this should fix the original recipe so that many others won't make mistake of not letting it boil for 3 minutes. I do a lot of cooking, but not candy. I wouldn't have known to boil it for 3 minutes, the opposite of the directions. I didn't bother looking at the comments until after I melted the brown sugar into the butter. As I am pouring over the pretzels, I am thinking this is just too runny to end up looking like the picture. THEN I read the comments. Too late now. Can someone fix the original directions so this does not happen to others?
Susan Vilar Susan_Vilar
Dec 23, 2013
I made this today to give as Christmas gifts to the neighbors as I do a tin every year with favorite cookies and candy. This is definitely going to be a "must make" every year! AWESOME!
I used Hershey's Special dark chips, and double-layered the Pretzel Snaps in the pan.