Pretzel Caramel Bark

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 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!

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    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

coarse salt


Preheat oven 350f

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper…I used a rimmed cookie sheet

  1. 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…
  2. Put the crushed pretzels into a bowl
  3. Add the sugar & melted butter, mix well
  4. Spread the pretzel mixture evenly onto the lined cookie sheet
  5. Put into the oven & bake for 8 minutes
  6. Take it out & immediately put the Caramilk chocolate bar pieces evenly spread out on the crust
  7. Put it back in the oven for 10 minutes
  8. Take it out of the oven
  9. Immediately gently spread the melted chocolate evenly over the crust using an offset spatula or knife, work quickly…
  10. sprinkle with coarse salt
  11. 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 !!

And finally, here is some Pretzel Carmel Bark

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!