Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark – Perfect for a Holiday Party!

My Christmas party is coming up at work. Part of it is being catered, but we are all bringing a dish to add. However it was not decided what kind of dish to bring.

When in doubt with this kind of thing, it has been my experience that bringing treats always wins at least one person over. Since members of our board will be there. Treats it is!

Of course I have to test it out to ensure I become everyone’s favourite (for the right reasons this year, not for the wrong ones. wrong starting with wine).

I could also eat treats every day. Plus I need a snack to go along with my movie.

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 our coarse sea salt with our 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.


My viewing selection to pair…

“The 100 Foot Journey”

I thought this movie was sort of lovely and a little magical. If a movie has that element I’m instantly taken with it. I have read many horrible comments but I think if you take it for what it is and don’t over analyse and appreciate the love for food within this movie, it’s a good watch.

Maybe I should have made curry.

Instead I drank…

A Chilean wine which I sometimes drink when I do make curry – Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere – Cono Sur Organic  it has a decent price point and is a juicy red. If you live in BC you can easily find it at the BCL.

Memorable quote…

“Food is memories” Hassan a.k.a Manish Dayal


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