Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

There is nothing to say about this recipe except amazing. It is not original with me but I have no idea where it actually came from;  I looked it up again before I made it this fall to refresh my memory and found a bazillion different sites but they all had the same recipe which they all in turn found at  different sites.  But,  it is a complete win–so easy and so good!  It does require “presence” the whole time–you can’t start it and walk away–but it only takes about 20 minutes before it goes in the freezer to set.

You need:
*Pretzels-about 2/3 bag of regular thin “pretzel shapes” or 1/2 bag of sticks.
*2 sticks butter
*1 cup brown sugar.  Light dissolves and sets up a little better than dark but big are good.
*2 chips chocolate baking chips.  Or more. 🙂 I use semisweet.
*Sea salt

Preheat oven to 350.
Line a large baking pan with parchment paper, and make a full layer of pretzels.  (Breaking them up will give them a nice randomness, especially if you use sticks. )
In a saucepan,  melt butter and sugar together over medium heat.  Stir til it’s boiling and then just let it boil on its own 3 minutes. Turn off heat and pour evenly over pretzels. .. haha yeah right!  I can never get it even so I end up having to stir it around and mess up my nice pretzel layer but oh well. 
Place in the hot oven 5 minutes-this helps everything set and does allow the caramel to melt around a bit too. 
Sprinkle chocolate on top and place back in oven 1 minute to melt.  Spread with spatula if needed. 
Sprinkle with sea salt and freeze for an hour or overnight. 
Enjoy the delectable deliciousness!

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