Salted Caramel Pretzel Crunch Bars Recipe

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Léa February 5, 2021
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How To Make Salted Caramel Pretzel Crunch Bars

These pretzel crunch bars are stuffed with crunchy pretzels, layered with salted caramel, and topped with semi-sweet chocolate for an unforgettable dessert.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 10tbspunsalted butter,(plus 2 tbsp), slightly soft
  • 1cupall-purpose flour,(plus 2tbsp), spoon & leveled
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1large egg yolk,at room temperature
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1cupsalted caramel sauce
  • 1cuppretzels,chopped
  • 6ozsemi-sweet chocolate,chopped
  • 2tspcoconut oil
  • sea salt,optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper with enough overhang on the sides to easily remove the bars from the pan. Set aside.

  2. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the flour, sugar, salt, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and beat on high speed for 2 minutes until crumbly.

  3. Press tightly into prepared pan. Press pretzel pieces evenly on top. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding the caramel.

  4. Prepare caramel and wait for it to cool until it slightly thickens. Pour/spoon over crust. Allow to cool and set completely before topping with chocolate.

  5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 15-second increments, stopping and stirring until completely melted. Pour over cooled caramel. Top with sea salt. Stick in the refrigerator to cool completely.

  6. Lift the parchment paper out of the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 281.82kcal
  • Fat: 14.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.73g
  • Fiber: 2.25g
  • Sugar: 17.78g
  • Protein: 3.03g
  • Cholesterol: 20.54mg
  • Sodium: 167.68mg
  • Calcium: 21.99mg
  • Potassium: 143.83mg
  • Iron: 1.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.24mg
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