Pretzel Bark? Maybe?
No clue what to call it...
I saw a recipe for pretzel bark a little while back and decided to give it a try but kept thinking how unattractive it was with the chocolate all smeared. I know. I'm a bit weird. Anyways. I decided to play around a bit and this was what I came up with.
More after the jump...
You could definitely add other things in. Dried fruit, m&ms, other nuts, etc.
After you cover your baking sheet with aluminum foil pour your pretzels onto the sheet.
You can do this randomly so they overlap or spread them out flat. Just make sure most of the sheet is covered.
Add mini and regular chocolate chips and coarsely chopped peanuts.
Drizzle on a bit of melted peanut butter.
[20-30 seconds in the microwave melted it nicely]
Pour butter/sugar mix onto pretzels. Try to do this evenly. Spooning it on might be easier.
You want all of the pretzels to get a nice coating.
Then bake for 5 minutes at 350.
After chilling in freezer/refrigerator break into pieces.
This is what the underside will look like. Kinda neat :)
Yum. This stuff is so good and it's completely addicting.
It's best if it's kept cold and eaten right out of the fridge/freezer.
Pretzel Bark? Recipe
4 cups pretzels
3/4 c mini chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2- 3/4 cups chopped peanuts
3T peanut butter
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Wrap a large baking sheet in aluminum foil
- Pour 4 cups of pretzels onto baking sheet making sure most of the bottom is covered in pretzels. You can have them overlap or lay them out flat. If you go for flat you'll use less pretzels
- Sprinkle on your mini and regular sized chocolate chips
- Coarse chop your peanuts then sprinkle on top of chocolate chips
- In microwave heat peanut butter ~around 20 seconds then drizzle on using a spoon
- In medium heat in a medium sized pot melt butter and brown sugar. Stir and allow to heat until bubbling. Around 5 minutes. It'll darken a little bit. You want it to be a bit...syrupy.
- Remove from heat and let sit for a couple minutes before pouring over pretzels/chocolate
- Bake for 5 minutes
- Allow to cool slightly then place in freezer or fridge until firm
- Break into chunks and serve
- Keep stored in an airtight container in freezer or fridge
For a sweeter almost candy like result you can double the brown sugar/butter mixture or half the rest of the recipe and use a smaller baking dish.