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Salted Caramel Bark

Looking for an easy candy recipe with salted caramel and chocolate? This Salted Caramel Bark is a sweet and salty treat made with white chocolate, salted caramel, pretzels, and finished with a milk chocolate drizzle! Ready in minutes!

Love sweet and salty? Then you’re going to go crazy for this Salted Caramel Brownie Recipe! The perfect balance. Or try these delicious bites of Salted Caramel Fudge for a tasty dessert.

White chocolate topped with salted caramel, pretzels, and milk chocolate, cut into pieces.

Why this Recipe Works

Crispy pretzels and a homemade caramel sauce turn a simple batch of chocolate park into a decadent caramel candy!

I went to Costco this month for my regular shopping trip. You know, to restock on sugar, flour, oil, toilet paper, all the staples. But as always, I couldn’t resist deviating from my list to wander the aisles a bit.

And in my wandering in the bakery section, they had tubs of chocolate bark covered in salted caramel. So, of course, I looked at it and thought to myself, “Self, there is no way I am buying this when it looks so easy to make“!

This turned out to be a very easy candy recipe that creates sweet pieces of white chocolate bark, drizzled in milk chocolate and caramel sauce, then flecked with sea salt.

When it comes to candy, I’m a huge fan of the combo of sweet and salty! The pretzels added to this bark brought a nice element of crunch to the chocolate bark.

I can’t wait for you all to try this homemade candy recipe.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make salted caramel bark candy.

Just a handful of ingredients!

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract– try using our homemade vanilla extract recipe!
  • Powdered sugar
  • Kosher salt-learn why I use kosher salt in my cooking and baking!
  • Ghirardelli White Chocolate candy melts
  • Milk chocolate morselsOr chocolate candy coating
  • Pretzel sticks – Broken into pieces

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make salted caramel candy.

Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making your own caramel sauce. This caramel doesn’t require a candy thermometer or any special ingredients.

STEP 1. Make the caramel sauce

In large saucepan melt butter. Add brown sugar and milk. Cook on medium for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar. Set aside.

STEP 2. Melt chocolate

Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Pour on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Spread evenly to distribute over the whole lined pan.

PRO TIP: I don’t recommend white chocolate chips for this recipe, as they can be finicky when melting.

STEP 3. Assemble the bark

Drizzle caramel sauce over melted white chocolate. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Top with broken pretzels, pressing them into the bark lightly. Melt milk chocolate according to package. Drizzle over bark.

Allow the bark to set about one hour at room temperature.

Break into pieces and enjoy!

Pieces of salted caramel white chocolate candy topped with pretzels and milk chocolate.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store chocolate bark?

Salted caramel bark keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also keep the bark in the fridge to enjoy cold–it’s delicious this way, too.

Can I use dark chocolate for homemade candy bark?

I know there will be a few dark chocolate only people out there wondering how this tastes with dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate drizzled over it. While I personally love the extra sweetness of the milk chocolate here, feel free to try it with another variety and let me know how you like it! The beauty of this easy candy recipe is in the balance of flavors, from sweet to salty and textures from velvety vanilla to crunchy pretzels.

What kind of pretzels are best for salted caramel bark?

I break mini pretzel sticks into 2 or 3 pieces. You don’t want the pretzels to be like crumbs. The crunchy pieces add the perfect touch to this chocolate bark! Other pretzel shapes will work, too, like twists or squares. Just break them into pieces about 1/2 inch to an inch long before pressing them lightly into the melted chocolate.

More Easy Candy Recipes

Yield: 24 servings

Salted Caramel Bark

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

White Chocolate Bark topped with salted caramel, pretzels, and melted milk chocolate.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 16 oz Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 ½ cup pretzels, broken

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan melt butter. Add brown sugar and milk. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar. Set aside.
  2. Melt white chocolate wafers according to package directions. Pour on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Spread evenly.
  3. Drizzle caramel sauce over melted white choolate. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Top with broken pretzels (press them into bark, lightly). Melt milk chocolate according to package. Drizzle over bark. Allow to set about one hour.
  4. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

Notes

  • White chocolate- I love how smooth and delicious the Ghirardelli wafers taste when melted. No need to spread to the edges of the pan, just smooth thin and even on the parchment paper.
  • Storage: Salted caramel bark keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also keep the bark in the fridge to enjoy cold--it's delicious this way, too.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Salted Caramel Bark with pretzels and milk chocolate is a homemade candy that’s as easy as it is scrumptious! I hope your family likes it as much as mine does.

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About Aimee

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Posted on June 25, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi,

    I am hosting a Holiday Cookie Recipe swap and would love to get the word out to other bloggers to post and share their recipe. I do get good traffic on my site so it would mean traffic for others.

    http://happyhomemakercindy.com/2011/11/the-hhc-holiday-cookie-recipe-swap/

    I would love it if you could share the idea with you blogger friends.

  2. These have been pinned!! Can’t wait to make them soon! Thanks for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!!!

  3. What a great idea for gift giving, will be making some soon!
    Oh and found you over at Two Maids a Milking.

  4. This looks amazing! What a great gift idea or something decadent to enjoy over the holidays!

  5. I love bark and I haven’t had it in so long! I’m going to break down and make some. Your bark with the pretzels is perfect! I love the salty sweet combo, I can’t get enough of it!

  6. Wow does this look yummy. A great food gift. Come visit us. We have pumpkin fried rice today. Be sure to stop by on Friday and register to win a party dress from The Shabby Apple.

  7. This looks SO good!!! I’m going to make some of this stuff to put in my Christmas sweet tins. Thanks! And, of course, keep some for our house.

  8. This. looks. FAB!
    I will def have to try this and add to my Holiday Treat Swap 🙂

    Thanks for the friend request on Foodbuzz. I joined thru GoogleConnect.

    –shelley

  9. This looks yummy! I love trying out different barks to much on or give as gifts!! Let the holiday baking begin! 😀
    ~Leslie

  10. Yea for fun relaxing holidays with family!!! I love the way you think…that you can’t buy stuff that you can make!!! Salted caramel bark? That would be a huge yes please!!!!!! It looks amazing!!! Where are my stretchy pants for the rest of the month?:-)

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