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Easy Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark

This easy salted dark chocolate pretzel bark is a super simple holiday dessert or quick treat! Rich dark chocolate, pretzels, and flaky sea salt. For extra flavor top with toffee bits, chopped nuts, or chocolate candies. This pretzel bark is the perfect holiday treat, great for gifting in holiday treat bags or tins! No oven required and just a few simple ingredients!

Easy Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark

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Tools I used for this dark chocolate bark recipe:

melted dark chocolate on a sheet pan

Highlights of the dark chocolate bark recipe:

  • Simple 3 ingredient recipe
  • Customizable
  • Great for holiday gift bags and treat tins
  • Salty crunch
  • The whole family will love
  • Perfect holiday treat
  • Sweet and salty mix

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Dark chocolate chips or chunks (could substitute white chocolate chips or milk chocolate)
  • Pretzel pieces (pretzel crisps, mini twists or rods work well)
  • Coconut oil
  • Flaky sea salt

Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil until smooth

If you like this delicious dark chocolate pretzel bark, you’ll love these other simple recipes…

Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Easy Buffalo Pretzels

Peanut & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Variations:

  • Top with chopped toffee bits
  • Drizzle caramel over top or top with mini caramel candies
  • Use colored candy coatings to create a marbled look
  • Swirl in peanut butter
  • Sprinkle extra dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips on top
  • Top with crushed candy canes
melted dark chocolate with pretzels

Use a good quality chocolate for this pretzel bark

Quick steps:

  • Melt together chocolate and coconut oil
  • Spread mixture on a lined baking sheet
  • Press pretzels on top
  • Add additional toppings if desired
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt
  • Chill
  • Break apart
chopped up pretzel bark

Salty pretzels and rich chocolate make the perfect sweet & salty snack!

How do you store pretzel bark?

Be sure to let the pretzel bark cool and harden completely. Break apart and store in a parchment lined airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week!

What is chocolate bark made of?

Chocolate bark is simply a sheet of chocolate with assorted toppings. Generally made with high quality chocolate, you could use almond bark or melting wafers alternatively.

Can you freeze chocolate bark?

Yes! Store in an airtight container wrapped in parchment paper and freeze for up to three months. This is an easy way to make some Christmas goodies ahead of time.

melted dark chocolate with mini pretzel twists

Instructions for the pretzel bark recipe:

  • In a small sauce pan combine the dark chocolate and coconut oil. Heat over medium heat, stirring often until melted.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, pour the melted chocolate mixture out onto the pan. Smooth out evenly, while soft press whole or crushed pretzels on top. Place in the fridge to set up until hard.
  • Once hard top with flaky sea salt and cut into chunks. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

*Alternatively you could melt chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals or over a double boiler

Easy Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark

5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocoalte, Holiday Snacks, Pretzel Bark
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 341kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Ingredients: 

  • 20 oz. Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 2 cups Mini twist pretzels
  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish

Instructions:

  • In a small sauce pan combine the dark chocolate and coconut oil. Heat over medium heat, stirring often until melted.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, pour the melted chocolate mixture out onto the pan. Smooth out evenly, while soft press whole or crushed pretzels on top. Place in the fridge to set up until hard.
  • Once hard top with flaky sea salt and cut into chunks. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 341 kcal | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0.01 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 37 mg | Potassium: 395 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 11 g | Vitamin A: 18 IU | Vitamin C: 0.1 mg | Calcium: 38 mg | Iron: 6 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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