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Monday, January 9, 2012

Pretzel bark

so, today I decided to make a batch of pretzel bark, at Megans request.  Not that I didn't want it too, lol, just hadn't thought of it.  Yum, it's good stuff.  Thought I'd take some pics and post the instructions in case anyone wants to try it.  It's awfully easy, but you do need a candy thermometer and some basic candy know how.
First, you set up a cookie sheet with a single layer of pretzels.  Mine were unsalted (ick!) so I sprinkled some kosher salt around.  Could use sea salt, but all I have is Kosher, lol.

then melt 1 cup of butter in a pot.  Add one cup brown sugar, packed well.  Stir till it gets to light crack (290 thereabouts, better a couple degrees high than low).

pour it over the pretzels, moving the pot around so as to get it all over, as much as you can.  it will start to cool and set up quickly.  Fast, sprinkle on 1 cup chocolate chips, trying to get it pretty well spread around on there. 

The heat from the toffee will melt the chocolate.  Then spread it around with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle on some salt.  Stick it in the fridge to cool and harden and munch away.  Better a day or two later, though.  Yum!

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