Monday, December 30, 2013

Salted Toffee Pretzel Bark

We had a favorite holiday treat over here...that got changed up a little this year.  My recipe for Chocolate Almond Roca slice underwent a makeover...and is now Salted Toffee Pretzel Bark.  With a granddaughter who has nut allergies...this works much better.  And we love it!  The first recipe disappeared I made another batch to take us through New Year's.  If you like a toffee and chocolate combination with a touch of salt...this is for you. It's not too late to make up some treats for your New Year's celebrations.
  • 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.