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 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

Ingredients

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

Method

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 !!

 

 

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1st try…I did not think I crushed teh pretzels enough
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Adding the sugar & melted butter
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I chopped them up more….
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Spread on the baking sheet
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One of the mistakes…put the chocolate on before baking the crust  I thought that was the problem
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spread teh choclate on but the crust was too soft so it didnt work 
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I broke it up…maybe this is what it is suppose to like….it is yummy but I thought that it is suppose to more like a crust with chocolate on it…this is all mixed together
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Second try…. I used the food processor to finely chop the pretzles
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Melted butter & sugar
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Spread on the cookie sheet to go in the oven
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After baking  I put the choclate on…maybe not enough chocolate,,,
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Trying to spread the chocolate, but the crust was not solid
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This is the melted chocolate with the second batch of bark on it….
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And finally, here is some Pretzel Carmel Bark

 

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