Crunchy, sweet, and salty. Pretzel toffee bark is the perfect sweet little snack when you need a pick-me-up. This easy to make candy also makes the perfect gift for the holidays!
There is something so satisfying about making toffee. I love how simple it is to whip up and the flavor possibilities are basically endless.
My favorite type of toffee to make is sweet and salty which is why this pretzel toffee bark (which is adapted from my pumpkin spice toffee recipe) gets made in my house fairly regularly – about once every couple of months, which is a lot for someone who is always making new recipes.
Making pretzel toffee bark is pretty easy to do, and you don’t technically need a candy thermometer to make some.
I do recommend using one anyway because accuracy is awesome, but if you don’t have one, it is perfectly fine.
Using a kitchen timer and using your senses should be enough to get you delicious toffee every time.
The biggest thing to remember is that you don’t want to get any crystallization in your toffee. Sugar naturally wants to crystalize, but you can’t make toffee with that.
You will often get sugar crystals along the sides of your pan, so a wet pastry brush will help dissolve it and incorporate it back into the mix.
I also don’t recommend stirring the mixture a lot. It tends to activate some crystallization and make your toffee grainy. No one likes grainy toffee.
I find most pretzel toffee bark recipes lack in pretzel flavor and are more sweet than salty. I want a lot of pretzel and a nice balance of both sweet and salty.
So, to solve that, we load this baby up with pretzels. We start with a layer of mini pretzels, but then I crushed a few pretzels to stick between any gaps.
Then we stud the top of the chocolate with even more crushed pretzels and some Maldon sea salt to emphasize that salty/sweet balance.
You can double the recipe, but I have never tried tripling it, I am not sure it would work.
Regardless, the process is fairly quick and If you have enough pans you can make batch after batch if you wanted to give these away as a holiday treat.
The toffee lasts at least two weeks, but we’ve never had any last that long!
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