Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars

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Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars are soft, chewy and crunchy homemade candy bars! These dessert bars are so easy to make and perfect for sweet treat.

If you love dessert bars as much as I do, you should also check out these Caramel Pecan Pie Bars and these Rocky Road Chocolate Fudge Bars.

Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars

Hey, YOU! Smile big, it’s TGIF!

In just a few hours, you’re going to clock out, go home, put on your pajamas and vegetate for 2 days!
Do you do that as soon as you get home?? I’m happiest when I can finally put on my over-sized t-shirt paired with my bottom, pink pajamas. So comfortable, so homey, so ME!

By the way, does anybody wear matching top and bottom pajamas?? ‘Cause that would be weird. No one I know does that. But if you do, high-five!! 

Recipe For Dessert Bars

These Homemade Dessert Bars Are So Easy To Make

Are you seeing what I’m seeing? I guess since we’re both staring at the computer monitor, then you must be seeing Chocolate and Caramel and Pretzels…’n stuff. In the form of a candy bar.
I made that. I also ATE that.

Pinky swear, we’re having Kale on Sunday.

Sometimes I can’t tell whether or not I’m doing a good job. I know that might sound like I’m fishing for a compliment, but I’m not. It’s just that sometimes I think, did they like that? Was that recipe good enough? Did they try it? How was it?

Then, right after all that self-doubt, I get a few awesome emails from some of you, as well as comments, to let me know that your dinner was a HUGE HIT due to my recipes. Or that you finally were able to make a brownie for your gluten free child. OR, that if it wasn’t for Diethood, you would have starved through college and/or gained the famous Freshman-15!!

Thank you, everyone, for writing in and letting me know all of this – you have NO IDEA that it means A TON! THANK YOU! MWAH!

Okay, now we can go back to talking about chocolate candy bars and caramel-making. That is, caramel-making without corn syrup. HA! Easy peasy.

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars

How Do You Make These Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars?

Sure, you can go buy a candy bar and call it a day, buuuuut wouldn’t you rather make said candy bar and brag about it?! Right.

This is a simple candy made with very straightforward ingredients. Most likely, ingredients that you already have in your cupboard. Pretzels, some nuts, chocolate chips, brown sugar and buttah. And a couple of other things, here and there. Which reminds me – do you have a candy thermometer? Sorta helps with the caramel making process…

Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Bar Recipe

Make it, and eat it.  Take comfort in the fact that YOU made it!

ENJOY!

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Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars are soft, chewy and crunchy homemade candy bars! These dessert bars are so easy to make and perfect for sweet treat.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 72
Calories: 70
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter , softened
  • 4 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2-1/2 cups pecan halves , toasted
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter , cubed
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon shortening , divided
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips

Instructions 

  • Line a 13x9-inch pan with foil; grease foil with cooking spray and spread pretzels and pecans on bottom of the pan.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, milk and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240F.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Pour the caramel mixture over pretzel mixture.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Spread over the layer of caramel.
  • Melt baking chips in the microwave with the remaining shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle over top of chocolate and let stand until set.
  • Using foil, lift candy out of pan; remove foil.
  • Using a buttered knife, cut candy into bite-size pieces.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Candy Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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27 Responses
  1. Meredith

    Hi, I made your recipe for the first time a few weeks ago and it was delicious! I quadrupled the recipe last night to give as Christmas gifts but when I took it out of the pan this morning the caramel was still quite soft and once cut would slowly just start to ooze. I followed the recipe except put a little less honey. But waited for the temp to reach 240. Can I peel off the choc and put it back in the saucepan? Will that work?
    Thanks!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Meredith!

      Sorry that happened!! Maybe the thermometer is a bit off? If I were you, I’d go ahead and put it back in the saucepan, but watch it closely. You do not want scorched caramel! 🙂 Let me know how it goes. It should work. I’ve done that before with another recipe and it was fine.

  2. MimiG2002

    One of my grandsons asked me to make some kind of caramel chocolate candy today! Well, this makes me OFFICIALLY the world’s best MimiG!!! Thank you for you teeny bit of help – you furnished the most awesome recipe. Will be making again and again. (he is taking the leftovers home though, let me know that really quick)

  3. Kim Beaulieu

    I freaking love this recipe. I am officially in love. With a candy bar. It was bound to happen eventually.

    I live in my jammies, and not matching. I usually wear really funky Hatley bottoms with tank tops or long tunics. I actually get really resentful when I have to go out and put on actual clothes. ha

  4. Laura Dembowski

    Homemade candy is one of my favorite things ever! These look so awesome with all the different textures.

    I kind of live in my Terry and velour track suits. They’re just soooooooo comfortable. Except when I go out, then it’s all dresses and stilettos. I’m all or nothing 🙂

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      I KNEW I wasn’t alone!! haha 🙂 I can’t even find more than half of the matching tops and/or bottoms. 😀 Thank you, Crystal!!

  5. Betsy @ Desserts Required

    My Oh My…this is the PERFECT way to start my weekend! Absolutely fantastic and I know they will be, totally, addicting!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      They definitely ARE addicting!! Swear, I kept going back for “just one more”… I don’t even know how many I had. My treadmill and I had a 2-hour date later that day. 😀

  6. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    Umm I’ve pretty much stayed in my PJ pants all day long. Does that mean I still get to eat this candy bar??? Pretty pretty please.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      It’s SO GOOD! Using the whole no-corn-syrup excuse, I had way more than a serving. :-/ Thank GOD coat season is upon us! 😉

  7. Vicky

    You’re evil :}, and I can hardly wait to make these!! :} :} They look fabulous! I’ll make them for the grand children! :} Have a great week-end!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    YAY! TGIF! And I totally don’t have any pj’s that match! These candy bars look perfect Katerina! Love all the additions – especially chocolate with pretzels! Pinned 🙂

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