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A batch of pretzel Christmas crack cut into pieces.
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Pretzel Christmas Crack

This pretzel Christmas crack is a delicious twist on a classic holiday treat that is the perfect combination of salty pretzels, rich caramel and dark chocolate.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Freeze time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 30
Calories: 96kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag pretzels (enough to cover the bottom of the pan in an even layer - ~5.5 ounces)

Caramel Layer

  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Layer

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pretzels on it in an even layer.
  • Add the caramel ingredients to a pot on the stove and turn on to medium high heat. Allow the ingredients to come to a boil and then turn down the heat to keep the ingredients at a simmer, stirring regularly for 4-5 minutes until the caramel thickens.
  • Pour the caramel over the pretzels and spread until even. Place the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Just before you take the pan out of the freezer melt the chocolate by placing the chocolate in a microwave safe dish and heat on high in 30 second intervals until melted.
  • Take the pan out of the freezer and pour the melted chocolate over the caramel layer. Place the pan black in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the dessert into pieces and enjoy!

Notes

  1. This recipe yields 30 pieces of Christmas crack.
  2. Store this in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 7 days.
  3. To make dairy free caramel use these ingredients: 2 cups full fat coconut milk, 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar, 2 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon tapioca starch, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. 

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg