No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars
Blog - July 28, 2022

Check out these amazing no bake caramel pretzel crack bars! Mostly popular around Christmas, but always popular in our house.

pretzel bark

It doesn’t need to be a Holiday to make these chocolate (also known as the Christmas Crack recipe), buttery, gooey, yummy No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars. They are so simple to make and so tasty. Great for a party or just to snack on at home. This easy recipe for chocolate caramel pretzel bars calls for just a few simple ingredients like an 11 oz bag of Hershey Chocolate Chips.

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No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

Ingredients for No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

Step by Step Directions for Chocolate Pretzel Bark

  • Step 1. In a a medium glass bowl, add the Hershey chocolate chips (reserve about ¼ cup of chips for later in a small glass bowl). Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second intervals or 30-second intervals until melted. Make sure you have a microwave safe bowl.
  • Step 2. Spread the melted chocolate on a parchment lined cookie sheet or large baking sheet. I used a Le Cruiset pan, so I didn’t need anything as it is non stick.
melted chocolate spreaded on cookie sheet
  • Step 3. Place pretzels on top of the chocolate however you want.
chocolate with pretzels on top on cookie sheet
  • Step 4. Combine melted butter and brown sugar in medium pot on medium low heat and then bring to boil
butter and sugar
  • Step 5. Melt the caramel and spread on top of pretzels pouring evenly.
  • Step 6. Let caramel cool
  • Step 7. Heat up 1 cup of Reeses chips in a small microwave safe bowl in microwave at 30 second intervals.
mixed reeces
  • Step 8. Drizzle melted Reeses chips on caramel
pretzel bark with drizzle
  • Step 9. Use the reserved ¼ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave and pour the melted drizzle over the cooled caramel layer.
  • Step 10. Put in the freezer for at least an hour

Recipe Card for No Bake Pretzel Crack Bars

No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

Instructions

  1. In a a medium glass bowl, add the Hershey chocolate chips (reserve about ¼ cup of chips for later in a small glass bowl). Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second intervals or 30-second intervals until melted. Make sure you have a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Spread the melted chocolate on a parchment lined cookie sheet or large baking sheet. I used a Le Cruiset pan, so I didn't need anything as it is non stick.
  3. Place pretzels on top of the chocolate however you want.
  4. Combine butter and brown sugar in medium pot on medium low heat and then bring to boil
  5. Melt the caramel and spread on top of pretzels pouring evenly.
  6. Let caramel cool
  7. Use the reserved ¼ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave and pour the melted drizzle over the cooled caramel layer.
  8. Put in the freezer for at least an hour

Notes

Tips and Tricks for Pretzel Crack

  • Some people add vanilla and sea salt.
  • You can also make these with a 1/2 cups of cup Reese’s peanut butter chips.
  • You can also use dark chocolate.
  • You can do a single layer or double layer of pretzels
  • You can also use 11.5 oz bag of Kraft caramel bits and 2 tablespoons in place of sugar and butter
  • don't forget an airtight container to put them in
  • mix it up with a graham cracker crust or white chocolate
  • add salt to make salty pretzel bars
  • add saltine crackers
  • Tips and Tricks for Pretzel Crack

    • Some people add vanilla and sea salt.
    • You can also make these with a 1/2 cups of cup Reese’s peanut butter chips.
    • You can also use dark chocolate.
    • You can do a single layer or double layer of pretzels
    • You can also use 11.5 oz bag of Kraft caramel bits and 2 tablespoons in place of sugar and butter
    • don’t forget an airtight container to put them in
    • mix it up with a graham cracker crust or white chocolate
    • add salt to make salty pretzel bars
    • add saltine crackers
    No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

    Can’t wait to how you like this fun recipe!

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