This super simple, quick and easy recipe gives you a unique, sweet & salty treat that features salted caramel, chocolate & pretzels!
1bag11.5 oz semisweet chocolate chips
2tablespoonsheavy whipping creamoptional
about 50-60 pretzelsor more if you want more!
11ozbag caramelsor Caramel Bits
1tablespooncoarse sea salt
You can either use a 13x9 baking pan, or a cookie sheet. The candy will be thicker with the pan, and thinner with the sheet.
Lay wax paper down, then use baking spray or a small bit of oil and spread it all over the paper.
Melt the chocolate chips with heavy whipping cream in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir in between heating. I like using the whipping cream because it makes the chocolate creamier and a little more spreadable.
Set aside about 1/4 cup of the melted chocolate.
Pour the rest of the melted chocolate on the pan or sheet, and spread with spatula.
Lay out pretzels on top of the chocolate in a single layer. I used about 53 pretzels for the cookie sheet. If you want more pretzels, use more!
Unwrap the caramels and melt in microwave with 2 tablespoons of water.
Quickly pour and spread caramel over pretzels, using a spatula. This hardens fairly quickly and becomes difficult to spread, so work quickly!
Sprinkle with sea salt and M&M's. You could also use mini chocolate chips or other candy bits that you prefer!
Drizzle the leftover melted chocolate over the top
Set in the refrigerator at least 1 hour, until set.
Cut into bars or squares, and enjoy!
NOTE: I keep these in the fridge, because I like them a little more sturdy. The chocolate and caramel get soft fairly quickly, so keeping them cool lets them stay harder.