Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Pretzel Toffee

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  • Happy New Years!! While most people are trying new kale recipes, signing up for expensive gym memberships and cutting the tags off of those cute work out clothes that Santa brought them, I’m making this.

    DSC_2042Don’t get me wrong. I like a good new years resolution as much as the next gal, I just think mine might be a little different than most. That’s a good word to describe me. Different.

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    Kind of like this toffee. The pretzels and the sea salt add just the right amount of saltiness and the dark chocolate keeps it from being too sweet.

    DSC_2049Speaking of sweet, look at my little helper. She’s the official household pretzel stirrer. Is that a word? Sure.

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    Anyways. It’s also a snow day here. So what a better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than making candy. Mmmmmm

    So here’s what ya do.

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with non-stick foil or parchment paper. Crush up a bunch of pretzels (enough to fill the baking sheet), and spread them out in an even layer. *** This is just a personal preference, but I think the Roll Gold large pretzels are the best. That brand has the best flavor and I like the large pieces of salt on them. Totally my opinion, but if you don’t have the pretzels in your pantry and you have to buy them anyway, you might as well get the best ones. DSC_1990

    Next, add two sticks of butter and 1 cup of light brown sugar to a sauce pot and stir until completely blended over medium heat. When it comes to a rolling boil, stop stirring and let it cook for 3 minutes. DSC_1999

    Take the pot off the heat and immediately pour mixture over pretzels. Spread out the caramel mixture with a spatula. It’s fine if there are gaps in the mixture because it will spread out in the oven. DSC_2001

    Place pan in the oven for 5 minutes and cook. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. DSC_2011

    Leave chocolate chips alone for 3 minutes so they get warm and melty. DSC_2014

    With an off set spatula, spread the chocolate chips around in a thin layer over the entire pan. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let toffee cool completely before breaking into pieces.DSC_2038

    And that’s it! It only takes about 10 minutes to make and it’s so delicious!!! This would make a great (and impressive) gift for someone. Add it to your Christmas candy list or just keep the recipe for a snowy day. And for goodness sakes, add this to YOUR new years resolution. Oh, I forgot to tell you mine?!DSC_2034

    My new years resolution is to eat. more. candy. Happy 2015!

    Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Pretzel Toffee

    Cook Time: 10 minutes

    Deliciously drool worthy salty and sweet pretzel toffee. Did I mention it's only 5 ingredients?!

    Ingredients

    • 8 oz crushed pretzels
    • 1 C (2 sticks) butter
    • 1 C light brown sugar
    • 12 oz bag dark chocolate chips
    • Sea salt

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet (I used an 11X17 pan) with non-stick foil or parchment paper. Crush pretzels and spread them out in an even layer. (I like the Rold Gold large pretzels)
    2. Add butter and brown sugar to a medium sauce pot and stir until completely blended over medium heat. When it comes to a rolling boil, stop stirring and let it cook for 3 minutes.
    3. Take pot off the heat and immediately pour mixture over pretzels. Spread out the caramel mixture with a spatula. It's fine if there are gaps in the mixture because it will spread out in the oven.
    4. Place pan in the oven for 5 minutes and cook. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
    5. Leave chocolate chips alone for 3 minutes until they are warm and melty.
    6. With an off set spatula, spread the chocolate chips around in a thin layer over the entire pan. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let toffee cool completely before breaking into pieces.
    http://www.cookincowgirl.com/2015/01/dark-chocolate-sea-salt-pretzel-toffee/

    adapted from jamie’s easy toffee pretzel bark

    • http://threeloudkids.com/ Stephanie R.

      Man this looks delicious, though I bet my diet wouldn’t like this too much!

    • http://www.whiteoakcreative.com/ Lindsay Humes

      This looks so delicious, Stephanie! I bet a I could eat a whole batch of it!

    • http://www.niceandcleanfulham.co.uk/ heather gilmour

      I’ve never belived that is so easy to make this yummy thing! Love sweet-salty desserts and this one goes to my favourite list!

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