Friday, December 18, 2015

Salted Toffee Pretzel Bark

It's Flashback Friday and I'm bringing back a quick and simple holiday treat that is a favorite over here. If you like a toffee and chocolate combination with a touch of salt...this is for you. It's not too late to add this to your Christmas baking list.  Truth is...if you make it today you may need to make another batch by Christmas!
  • 1 bag mini pretzels (you will need 4 or 5 cups)
  • 1 cup butter (the real thing)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 340 gr / 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
  • Sea salt (optional)
  1. Line 11 x 17 inch bar pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cover the bottom with a layer of pretzels.
  3. Combine butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a full boil while stirring.
  4. Pour carefully over the pretzels.
  5. Place in a 350° F oven for 8 minutes, or until bubbly all over.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
  7. Let sit for a minute to melt the chocolate. 
  8. Then smooth surface with a spatula.
  9. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
  10. Cool to room temperature.
  11. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes to harden chocolate topping.
  12. Remove from the pan and break into bite sized portions.  
* These can easily be cut into bars as well.  Lift the hardened confection onto a cutting board and cut into bars using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.


  1. Oh My Goodness!! This sounds so easy and delish! My family can't eat to many sweets, so when I get the urge to do some sweet cooking, we keep a little and give the rest to the local #10 fire house. I know some firemen who are going to have a very happy start to the New Year!! Thank you so much for this recipe.

  2. That sounds great Judy! What a great way to alter the recipe without using nuts.

  3. And I did not even get a taste...My daughter snitched it and when asked about it's whereabouts, her big sheepish smirk gave away the answer. She said it was so delicious.

  4. A friend gave me some of this in my Christmas gift basket and it was SO delicious!! I was going to go searching for the recipe on pinterest or somewhere, and HERE it is! Lovely, thank you, from Lisa.

  5. Judy! Sorry that I posted this as Kathy's recipe on facebook...oye!

  6. you are killin' me with this... its like crack and i've been trying to stay away from it! and now i hear it calling......

  7. It is one hour before a New Years Party and I have just made these…ROCKIN' EASY AWESOMENESS. I have to agree with Ohiofarmgirl…but you are the best crack dealer around! Thanks for making me an addict!

  8. OMG! I tried out your recipe the other day and just wanted to let you know that "everyone" in my family plus the neighbors and our mail lady loved these. I am so thankful that I stumbled upon your blog and had the good sense to bookmark it...LOL

  9. Sounds so good. I will have to make it this weekend.

  10. I just made this yesterday afternoon, cooled them, broke them into pieces and served them for dessert after dinner last night. I will have to make another pan today.... Excellent (PS: I used 1 1/2c sugar and 1 1/2c butter for a thicker bark :-)

    1. Thanks for your comment. It's always good to hear feedback....and I think I will try doubling the caramel layer next time as well!!!