Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Looking for something sweet this season?

I made this yesterday and it turned out SO good. Very easy too! It never fails, every holiday I get so wrapped up in trying to make things special that I am usually stuck in the kitchen or otherwise engaged so that I'm not taking part in the fun myself. This Christmas I decided not to stress on anything and if I am going to bake, its going to be simple.

So, if you're like me and looking for simple and delicious recipes, here is one you will love!

Enjoy the season!


Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

2 sticks of butter

1 cup of light brown sugar

1 reg. bag of pretzels (you'll use about 3/4 of the bag)
12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
Sea salt - ( I use coarse sea salt from a grinder)

Preheat the oven to 400.

Line a large bar pan with parchment paper, cover with pretzels
In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. When it begins to bubble add the brown sugar. Stirring occasionally let the butter/sugar mixture meld together and brown. This should take about 3 minutes. Do NOT let it boil, you will have sticky goo that is no good. When you have a nice, brown caramel pour it over the pretzels, slowly and evenly. You can then use a spatula to spread it out, you have to work quickly and gently. It hardens fast so even pouring is the best method.

Bake the sheet for 5 minutes.

Remove the sheet from the oven and sprinkle the whole bag of chocolate chips evenly over the mixture.

Place back in the oven for about 45 seconds. If you let it sit there too long the chocolate will burn.

Remove from the oven and use a silicone spatula to evenly spread the chocolate over the top.

Sprinkle with sea salt and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.