Chocolate and pretzels, does it get any better?
These might be the easiest bars to make and they are perfect for the holidays!
If you love a salty-sweet combination for dessert I promise these bars will not disappoint.
There are two kinds of chocolate for sweetness and the pretzels give the bars a nice crunch plus a little hint of salt.
What you need to make these Chewy Chocolate Pretzel Bars
Graham cracker crumbs: The base of these bars.
Unsalted butter: Brings the graham cracker base together.
White chocolate & semi-sweet chocolate chips: The sweetness these bars need.
Pretzels: The saltiness to the sweet-salty combination of these bars.
Condensed milk: Brings the entire bar together.
Vanilla extract: Mixed with the condensed milk to cut the sweetness just slightly.
You can make these Chocolate Pretzel Bars to share at a holiday party or even gift them for family and friends. And trust me, everyone will thank you.
Chewy Chocolate Pretzel Bars
These Chewy Chocolate Pretzel Bars are a sweet & salty dessert that's perfect for the holiday season. An easy & delicious holiday treat!
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pretzels
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 300ml can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9x9 square pan with parchment paper (or give it a quick spray with non-stick spray).
In a small bowl, measure out the graham cracker crumbs. Then, melt the butter and add the melted butter to the crumbs and mix until fully combined.
Press the graham crumbs firmly into the bottom of your square pan. This will be a fairly thin layer.
Cook's Note: I like to put a small plastic sandwich bag or plastic wrap on my hand to use to press down on the graham crumb crust in the pan.
Sprinkle the pretzel pieces and both chocolate chips over the graham cracker layer.
Mix the vanilla extract into the condensed milk. Then, pour the condensed milk over the chocolate & pretzels, trying to keep away from the edges of the pan.
Bake at 350F for 22-25 minutes, until the the top is bubbling and golden. Let cool and then cut into bars the size of your choosing.
Thinking of making a few holiday treats to gift to family and friends?! Check out How to Make a Christmas Cookie Box for my best tips – you could include these chewy chocolate pretzel bars too!
Enjoy all of the sweet and salty deliciousness (and maybe share a few too!)
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Until the next cooking adventure,