This post is very unlike my usual ones! It’s full of pepperminty, sugary, chocolatey goodness! It’s like Christmastime in every salty, crunchy, minty bite and is completely indulgent! But hey, I figure everyone should be a little indulgent every once in a while, right? So this is my version of one of my favorite holiday treats-peppermint bark! I asked myself, what could make this even better? Immediately I thought of pretzels and sea salt! And my mental taste buds were right. It turned out perfectly and was exactly what I was wanting. If you have any last minute candy making left to do or just want a quick taste of the holidays, then this recipe is for you! It’s so easy and fun to share!
Salted Pretzel Peppermint Bark
Prep time: 60 minutes. Servings: 36
24 oz. organic semi sweet dark chocolate chips or chunks
24 oz. organic white chocolate chips
8 oz. pretzels of your choice
5 tbs. coarse sea salt
12 candy canes
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
Place pretzels in a large ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin or wooden spoon until the pretzels are in small chunks.
Using a double boiler( or make your own by holding a small medium size sauce pan over a large saucepan of boiling water) melt the dark chocolate chips. Stir in pretzels and 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of sea salt. Immediately spread it into a relatively thin layer on the cookie sheet. Place in the refrigerator or freezer to cool and harden.
While the dark chocolate layer is cooling, place candy canes in a Ziplock bag and crush like the pretzels. Set 1/3 cup aside to sprinkle on top.
In a clean sauce pan, melt the white chocolate chips. Add 1 and 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt and the crushed candy canes. Spread over the cooled dark chocolate layer. Sprinkle with the remaining crushed candy canes and coarse sea salt.
No need to get edges even, you’re going to break it anyway! Place in the fridge until fully cooled and set-about 45 minutes to an hour.
Carefully peel the wax paper off and place the bark upside down on a cutting board. Hit bark quickly with a metal or wooden spoon to create breaks and most pieces will come apart easily after that. Enjoy this slightly salty, sweet delight and if you’re feeling generous, leave a piece for Santa-he’ll love it!