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Chocolate Bark With Pretzels

Just two simple components and you're on way your to a simple pretzel bark recipe!

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When you need a fast dessert or appetizer, whip up a batch of this easy Chocolate Bark With Pretzels. Just two simple components and you’re on way your to a speedy and shareable snack that everyone will love! 

a blue plate with chocolate pretzel bark on a white background with pretzel sticks and chocolate chips

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Hey you! Yeah, you! Give me 15 minutes and I’ll give you a super-fast and incredibly tasty dessert! Sweet, salty, and crunchy – everything we all want and need in life.

Just like these Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, this chocolate pretzel bark is one of those no-brainer easy dessert recipes. It’s perfect for last-minute snacks, parties, and holiday gift baskets. Or, you know, eating it by the handfuls while you hide from your kids in your closet. We all have a thing.

Ingredients for Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Hold onto your hats – it’s just pretzels and chocolate!

a bag of pretzel sticks and a block of milk chocolate on a wooden board

What kinds of pretzels work best? I used organic pretzel sticks, but you can also use rounds, crisps, or even broken pieces of pretzels. Gluten-free pretzels are perfectly fine in this bark recipe.

I don’t recommend using thicker pretzels as they are much harder to break apart in the bark. And if you have delicate little sensitive teeth like me, thicker pretzels are a beast!

Since the chocolate is the star of the show, use the highest quality you afford. I love the big blocks from Trader Joe’s, but Ghiradelli and Guittard are also great choices. Dark, milk, bittersweet, semi-sweet, etc., the choice is yours!

3 photos showing how to temper chocolate in the microwave

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If you plan to add anything else that requires chopping (peppermints, dried fruit, nuts, etc.), I highly recommend having everything prepped before you even start melting the chocolate. Once the chocolate and pretzels start to cool on the baking sheet, it will be challenging to get any additional toppings to stick.
  • To store, allow the pretzel bark to fully cool. Place pieces in an air-tight container (we love these glass containers because they don’t retain odors of previous foods and they last FOREVER) and keep them at room temperature. The bark will be good for up to a week.
  • Don’t rush the melting process as it can cause the chocolate to get grainy when it cools.
  • If you don’t have a microwave, I recommend using a double-boiler in a pot on the stove. No double boiler? Use a glass bowl fitted over a saucepan. Add water to the saucepan but don’t allow it to touch the bottom of the bowl.

a blue plate with pretzel bark on a wooden cutting board

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Chocolate Bark With Pretzels

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Just two simple components and you're on way your to a simple pretzel bark recipe!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz chocolate {chopped} (dark, milk, bittersweet, or semi-sweet)
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks

Instructions

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Sprinkle your pretzels on top of the parchment. Pro tip: if you're adding any additional toppings, make sure you chop them now.
    3 cups pretzel sticks
  • Add your chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 50% less power for 30 seconds. Allow it to rest for 30 seconds, and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Repeat this cycle one more time or until the chocolate is mostly melted. Stir gently with a spoon until smooth.
    16 oz chocolate
  • Pour the chocolate over the pretzels, moving it around the pan to try to get as much coverage as possible. Use a silicone spatula and bring any wayward pretzels towards the chocolate. Pro tip: if you're adding any toppings, do so now.
  • Allow the bark to fully cool. If your kitchen is warm, you can place the pan in the fridge or freezer for 20-60 minutes.
  • Break cooled bark into pieces.

Notes

To store, allow the pretzel bark to fully cool. Place pieces in an air-tight container and keep at room temperature. The bark will be good for up to a week.
 
 
If you don't have a microwave, I recommend using a double-boiler in a pot on the stove. No double boiler? Use a glass bowl fitted over a saucepan. Add water to the saucepan but don't allow it to touch the bottom of the bowl.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Bark With Pretzels
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cups)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 comments on “Chocolate Bark With Pretzels”

  1. This stuff is awesome!! I needed an easy last minute dessert to throw together for a family reunion last weekend. I had seen this recipe on Instagram earlier in the day, and thought it would be perfect. I was not wrong! I used a mix of dark chocolate and semisweet chocolate (because I didn’t buy a big enough bag of dark) and it came out great! It’s so good, and so easy, I’m planning to make another batch for my family’s Christmas party this coming Saturday. 🙂5 stars

  2. Looks yummy (and easy! Right up my alley!) I love pretzels.  I can’t believe I have never thought of something like this before.  I have dipped them in the past, but that is a bit tedious.

    I got a set (1-cup, 2-cup, 4-cup and 8-cup) of Pyrex measuring cups as a bridal shower gift over 27 years ago and use them all the time.  

    **knock on wood**
    All four of them are still fully in tact, too. A little scuffed and a little chipped from nesting them, but they are one of my favourite things.  And they sure stand the test of time!  I don’t know what they cost my parents, but it was absolutely worth every penny.

  3. Yum! Salty and chocolate — my two favorite tastes.
    I tried pretzels in a nut bar recipe this past spring and my family thought it was genius. And pretzels are so much more affordable than nuts. Thanks for sharing.