Sweet, crunchy, and salty, this Chocolate Pretzel Bark is an easy, no-bake recipe you can bring to any gathering and please even the pickiest of eaters. It's a great way to use up extra snacks and ingredients that have been sitting in your pantry, too.
About this Bark
You can put the candy thermometer aside for this delicious chocolate candy treat. Just 6 ingredients, ten minutes of prep and then this Chocolate Pretzel Bark hits the freezer and hardens into an indulgent, sweet snack.
Crack off a piece as big as your sweet tooth craves! It's plain addicting. Whether you need something sweet to keep around the house, need a treat to package up in a goodie bag, or want to bring something to a social gathering, this bark is the perfect recipe for you — but it won't last long!
I love to add dried fruit and coconut shavings, but I also provide suggestions for other ways you can dress up this Chocolate Pretzel Bark. This is also a great recipe to make with little ones, who can help scatter the toppings onto your bark.
And if you're looking for more delicious chocolate treats, also try these Copycat Reese's Chocolate Eggs, this Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola, or these Healthy Peanut Butter Truffles, which I'm sure you'll love, too!
- Chocolate Chips: I used semi-sweet, but you can use white, dark, or milk chocolate. (Or even a combination of your favorites!)
- Coconut Oil: This will help smooth and stretch our chocolate as it melts. It also adds a beautiful, glossy shine.
- Dried Fruit: Tastes just as good as fresh fruit dipped in chocolate! I used dried cranberries and my favorite dried mango from Trader Joe's.
- Pretzels: Crunchy, salty, and amazing paired with chocolate! And if you love the pretzel chocolate combo, also try these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies.
- Coconut Shavings: Another incredible flavor taken to the next level with chocolate. Also adds another fun texture.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Heat a sauce pan over low heat. Add coconut oil and give it a swirl with a rubber spatula to coat bottom of pan. Add chocolate chips of your choice. Stir continuously until the chocolate has melted.
2. After the chocolate is liquified, pour and spread evenly onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
3. Dice dried mangos, cranberries, and coconut shavings. Break pretzels. Sprinkle on top of chocolate. Place entire sheet pan in the freezer.
4. Let chocolate bark freeze for 20-30 minutes or until hardened. Use a knife to break apart and enjoy!
Store pretzel bark in an airtight container or plastic baggie in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 5 months, but I'm pretty certain it won't last that long!
It’s likely your chocolate has burned or “seized." This is why you need to stir it constantly while heating and immediately remove it from the heat once melted. However, if you catch the burning chocolate early enough, you may be able to save it by whisking in an extra tablespoon of melted coconut oil and mixing gently in an attempt to loosen the seized clumps.
You can literally add whatever you want to this Chocolate Pretzel Bark, but here is a few ideas:
- Love nuts? Throw in almonds, pecans, peanuts, or walnuts.
- Add your favorite candy! Chop up a Snickers bar or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for even more chocolatey goodness.
- Crush up your favorite cereal and sprinkle on top for an extra crunch.
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Chocolate Pretzel Bark
- sheet pan
- sauce pan
- Rubber Spatula
- Cutting Board
- parchment paper
- 1½ bags chocolate chips, any kind
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries, diced
- ⅓ cup dried mango, diced
- ⅓ cup dried coconut shavings
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- handful of pretzels
- Heat a sauce pan over low heat. Add coconut oil and give it a swirl with a rubber spatula to coat bottom of pan.
- Add chocolate chips of your choice. Stir continuously so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
- After the chocolate is melted, pour and spread evenly onto a sheet pan that is lined with parchment paper.
- Dice dried mangos, cranberries, and coconut shavings. Break pretzels. Sprinkle on top of chocolate.
- Place entire sheet pan in the freezer. Let chocolate bark freeze for 20-30 minutes or until hardened.
- Use a knife to break apart. Store in the freezer (or fridge).
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I always associate bark with the winter months because my family always makes peppermint bark near the holidays, but this recipe changed my mindset for the better. Bark ALL YEAR LONG. The dried fruit with chocolate is a beautiful combination. I want a batch of this in my freezer ALWAYS.
I made this bark to bring to a wine night with friends and it was a huge HIT. Such a fun and easy recipe to make! The flavors are perfect for fall. Can’t wait to try some different combinations!
Courtney Paige says
such a simple, yet flavorful recipe! love this for after lunch snack.
Jen Boudreau says
This is so easy to make and looks beautiful! I love chocolate pretzels and this is way better than dipping them individually. I also love how customizable it is!