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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 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Freeze time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 30
Calories: 96kcal


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

Caramel Layer

Chocolate Layer

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate


  • 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!


  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. 


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