So the big question was yesterday….if a recipe does not work for me should I blog about it? My son, Seth, said yes, So here it is. This is the original blog I wrote about the recipe before I failed at it TWICE!!! If you try it, please let me know it it works so I can figure out what I did & retry it. It seems so simple.
I found this recipe on my phone! I had taken a picture of the recipe from somewhere! Must have been on Facebook maybe. Looks like the recipe is from insidebrucrewife.com. I changed a couple of things from the original recipe..
What could be bad about chopped up pretzels & melted chocolate on top…kind of like the matzo brittle & cracker brittle etc. Easy & delicious. I am not sure how long this will stay good for because I doubt that it will last the day! It will get eaten up for sure!
The original recipe called for caramel Hershey kisses but I could not find them in the grocery store I was in so I bought some Caramilk bars & used them instead. It took longer in the oven for them to melt then what the recipe called.
So, I made the recipe & had not read it through properly or maybe I just didn’t pay attention..& did it incorrectly. So I am making it twice. I put the pretzel crust in the oven with the chocolate on top right away instead baking the crust first, then spreading the chocolate on & putting it back in the oven, m then spreading the chocolate….so when I took mine out of the oven, the first batch, the crust broke up with the chocolate…I mixed it all together & it is really good too! I just broke it up & it is good! I will show you both below!!!
Here is the recipe as I did it… The only difference is the type of chocolate….. I followed the recipe perfectly the second time but the crust still did not bake up solid….
Here is the recipe from the insidebrucrewife.com Let me know what I did wrong!!!!
Pretzel Caramel Bark
4 cups of pretzels makes 2 finely chopped cups of pretzels
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
3 Caramilk chocolate bars, broken into pieces
Preheat oven 350f
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper…I used a rimmed cookie sheet
- Finely chop the pretzels *** I started to chop them with a knife but that made a huge mess so I put them into my food processor & pulsed them until they were crushed…
- Put the crushed pretzels into a bowl
- Add the sugar & melted butter, mix well
- Spread the pretzel mixture evenly onto the lined cookie sheet
- Put into the oven & bake for 8 minutes
- Take it out & immediately put the Caramilk chocolate bar pieces evenly spread out on the crust
- Put it back in the oven for 10 minutes
- Take it out of the oven
- Immediately gently spread the melted chocolate evenly over the crust using an offset spatula or knife, work quickly…
- sprinkle with coarse salt
- Put into the refrigerator to cool & let the chocolate firm up
Ok so as I said this did not work for me….the crust was not solid so when I tried to spread the melted chocolate the crust was loose, so the first time I mixed it up & made delicious chunks of pretzel & chocolate….
The second time, I crumbled up the whole thing…I melted some semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl & spread that our onto a lined cookie sheet. Then I put the crumbled pretzels all over the melted chocolate & pressed it down so it would adhere to the chocolate…then I put the cookie sheet into the fridge to firm up. Then, when firm, I broke it up into bitesize pieces…& this is delicious…so it wasn’t a total loss. I belong to page on Facebook, Norene’s Kitchen, & I put a message not here about this & got a lot of great suggestions about what to do with the bark that didn’t work!!! One was to put it onto melted chocolate & another one was to make an ice-cream parfait with the pretzel mix in-between the ice-cream!!!
Let me know if you try this… & if it works for you !!