This gluten-free pretzel bark is a yummy sweet and salty snack!
Today I’m sharing with you one of the easiest treats to make that is also so yummy! I love chocolate, caramel, and pretzels, so this gluten-free chocolate caramel pretzel bark was a hit with me the first time I tried it!
I’ve made it twice now in the past few weeks, first at a Super Bowl party and then for a smaller group get together. Both times, everyone loved it and kept going back for more! It is very addicting!
Crisp and salty gluten-free pretzels are topped with a simple homemade caramel mixture of butter & sugar, then topped with melted semi-sweet chocolate. The addition of a bit of sea salt on top complements all of the sweetness from the homemade caramel and chocolate.
There are several brands of gluten-free pretzels. My favorites are the Glutino pretzels, which are widely available nationwide and available from Amazon here, and the Snyder’s Gluten-free pretzels which are, unfortunately, more difficult to find in my area but are available from Amazon here. I made a batch with each brand and they were both delicious!
This pretzel bark recipe is a blend/adaptation of one that I found via Pinterest on a site that is no longer active. I made it the first time using the double boiler method to melt the chocolate before spreading. The second time I made this, I sprinkled the chocolate chips over the pretzel/caramel mixture after baking, and then put back in the oven to bake an extra 2-3 minutes to melt the chocolate. Then it is easy to spread, and you save yourself the hassle (and extra dishes) of melting the chocolate over the double boiler. Be sure to check to make sure your chocolate is gluten-free and not made on shared equipment with wheat. Some of the chocolate I’ve tested on this are Guittard semi-sweet chips and Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chocolate chips.
This is definitely among the “uglier” desserts out there. I’m including a pic to show you how it looked when it came out of the oven after melting and spreading the chocolate on top. After you let it cool, break it into chunks for snacking!
The key to this recipe is definitely making sure you chill it plenty before trying to break and peel from the aluminum foil or parchment. It seems a number of people commented that their mixture stuck to their foil. I only had that problem on the first batch, and only in the very center of my pan where it hadn’t cooled completely before trying to break and peel. So if it is sticking, chill it even longer, then break up.
I stored and served this at room temperature, but if it seems too sticky, feel free to chill until serving. I can’t say what these are like on day 2, because both times the entire pan of these were consumed within an hour of serving!
Another fun party snack to share is my apple nachos! You can even use crumbled pretzels on those too!
You can also package this salted caramel pretzel bark up for gifting as a gluten-free Christmas treat too! Another favorite gluten-free treat that I like to gift is these homemade gluten-free caramels.
With the leftover gluten-free pretzels you have, you might want to try these gluten-free pecan pretzel chocolates from my friend Amanda!
Gluten-free Pretzel Bark Recipe:
Don't walk away while the butter mixture is cooking! Stir frequently! As always, be sure to double-check all of your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Don't walk away while the butter mixture is cooking! Stir frequently!
As always, be sure to double-check all of your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.