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These easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bars have only 6 ingredients and will quickly become your new favorite sweet and salty treat!  A deliciously simple No Bake recipe! #dessert #saltedcaramelrecipe #pretzelrecipe #pretzels

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bars

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: By Hand
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bars will quickly become your new favorite sweet and salty treat!  A simple No Bake recipe!


Ingredients

  • 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 12 ounces mini pretzel twists, 3/4 of 16 ounce bag
  • 11 ounce bag caramels, unwrapped or Homemade Caramel Chews
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening in the microwave (on low heat, stirring every 15 seconds) until smooth.
  2. Spread the chocolate evenly over the parchment, to form a rough 10 x 15 rectangle.
  3. Immediately add the pretzel twists over the top. (pretzels will overlap) and gently press them into the chocolate.
  4. Add caramels to a microwave safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water and melt according to package instructions (on high for 2 minutes). Stir well and drizzle the melted caramel over the top of all of the pretzels.
  5. Melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate with remaining 1/2 teaspoon shortening and drizzle over the caramel.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Refrigerate until hardened, 30 – 60 minutes.
  8. Peel chocolate away from the parchment paper and cut into bars
  9. Enjoy!
  10. Store leftovers in covered container in refrigerator.

Notes

Note – I used butter flavored vegetable shortening as the shortening for this recipe. Any hard shortening like butter or margarine will work well.

For variation – sprinkle toffee or peanut butter bits over the chocolate before the sea salt!

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