Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars


Now, let’s get down to business and whip up these irresistible bars step by step:

Step 1: Prepare Your Pan

Line a square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a bit of overhang on the sides for easy removal later.

Step 2: Create the Base

Spread the broken pretzels in an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. This will be the satisfyingly crunchy foundation of your bars.

Step 3: Make the Caramel

In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Stir in the packed brown sugar, granulated sugar, and heavy cream. Keep stirring until the mixture comes to a boil.

Step 4: Let the Magic Happen

Allow the mixture to boil for about 4-5 minutes while stirring constantly. This is where the magic of caramelization takes place, giving your bars that luscious flavor.

Step 5: Add Vanilla

Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. This will infuse the caramel with a delightful aroma and a hint of warmth.

Step 6: Layer the Caramel

Carefully pour the caramel mixture over the pretzels, ensuring that they are completely covered. The caramel will seep into the pretzels, binding everything together.

Step 7: Chill Time

Pop the pan in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, allowing the caramel to set. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on your favorite show or enjoy some outdoor time.

Step 8: Chocolate Decadence

Melt the chocolate chips either in the microwave or using a double boiler. Once melted and smooth, spread the chocolate over the caramel layer.

Step 9: Salty Finale

Sprinkle sea salt flakes over the melted chocolate. The contrast between the salt and the sweet caramel-chocolate combo is what makes these bars truly addictive.

Step 10: Final Chill

Return the pan to the refrigerator until the chocolate layer is set. Once everything is firm, take a moment to admire your creation.

Step 11: Slice and Enjoy!

Using a knife, cut the chilled bars into your desired size. Whether you go for bite-sized morsels or generous squares, one thing’s for sure – these bars won’t last long!


5 thoughts on “Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars”

  1. Is it just me or are there no measurements for any of the ingredients in this recipe? I cannot make it if I don’t know how much of the ingredients to use.


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