It is Christmas week! Woooo!
With so much spare time off of school I decided to try a few new recipes this holiday.
Usually I stick to the traditional sugar cookies and icing. An oldie but such a goodie.
I was recently at a craft fair and bought some Christmas bark that was actually amazing. I regret not buying several more bags but I am also glad I didn’t because that would have led to me eating it all.
So naturally I found my own recipe and had to try it out.
This stuff turned out SO delicious and is perfect for entertaining. Or eating an entire tray to yourself. Either or.
No judgement here.
So below I will post some photos and a step by step of what I did to create this addicting holiday treat!
I started by lining an 11 x 17 pan with parchment paper and preheating the over to 375 degrees f. I recommend parchment paper over tinfoil because this stuff is obviously sticky and would really grab onto tin foil. (Thanks to Sam for the tip!) I broke miniature pretzels into small pieces like above, and covered the entire pan.
While the oven is preheating, I took a small pot and put it on the stove at a medium heat, adding and combining the butter and brown sugar. Once the mixture began to bubble and sizzle a little bit, leave it for three minutes without stirring.
Once the time passes, pour over the pretzels. I did this by moving back and forth across the entire pan, there should be enough to cover or most of the pretzels. If there are a few empty spaces in the middle that is okay because the mixture will spread in the oven.
Once this is done, put the pan in the oven right away for five minutes. While that is happening I recommend taking out your cooling rack, sea salt, and chocolate chips to be prepared for when you take out the pan.
Once the time is up, put the pan onto the cooling rack and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the pan.You need to do this as soon as you take the pan out of the oven so the mixture is still hot and the chips will melt. Leave them for two minutes to melt, and then take a rubber spatula and spread the melted chocolate chips over the pan.
It will look something like that! Then sprinkle the sea salt on top and leave to set. I set mine in room temperature for about three hours, but if you need this quickly you could also leave it outside (if you live in Winnipeg like me where it is super cold), or in your fridge!
And this is the end result! I realize it isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing treat however this stuff is really delicious and anyone you serve it to would probably agree!
Here is a list of the ingredients I used:
1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 regular sized bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
About 1/2 a bag of miniature pretzels, or enough to line the pan.
I hope you all enjoy this as much as me, and my mother who has ate half the pan, did! Let me know if you have your own bark recipe I can try below!