Monday, December 23, 2013

Quick Dessert, Treat or Gift Idea: Chocolate Pretzel Peppermint Bark

Need a quick dessert, treat or gift idea to complete your last minute holiday list?  Homemade chocolate pretzel peppermint bark is probably one of the easiest things you could make.

Oh, and it's so tasty too!

chocolate peppermint bark allergy-friendly


chocolate pretzel peppermint bark


Of course, I made mine food allergy friendly so it's dairy-free and nut-free.  I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips and chocolate bars which are a staple at our house. I also used Glutino pretzels and Spangler's candy canes which are clearly labeled for allergens.

My recipe was inspired by this recipe from Jules Gluten-Free. My version has a few variations since I wanted mine to be nut-free. Here's how I did it.

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag (10 oz) Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 2 Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate bars
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 2/3 cup crushed pretzels (I used Glutino pretzels but any would work)
  • 3 peppermint candy canes (I used Spangler brand)

I'd love to try sunflower seeds and/or Craisins as an option here too.

Directions:
  • Melt all the chocolate in a double broiler on low heat (I put a big glass bowl on top of a pan as a makeshift double broiler and it worked just fine!)
  • While the chocolate is melting, cut the pretzels (you can also break them in a ziplock bag, but I found cutting them on a cutting board with a big knife was easiest)
  • Break the candy canes in a ziplock bag. I used a big rolling pin to break them up. Probably the hardest part of this recipe!
  • Mix all your pretzels and candy canes with the chocolate
  • Line your 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil
  • Pour the chocolate, pretzels, and candy cane mix into the aluminum foil lined pan
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
This really tastes like a peppermint chocolate pretzel.  Soft yet crunchy, sweet and salty, and a holiday peppermint twist!
dairy-free nut-free chocolate bark

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! Hope you enjoy!

5 comments:

Diane said...

This looks very yummy Kathryn! Can't wait to taste one ! :)

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

I love the flavor combination. Chocolate and salt always go together in my opinion.

Thanks for sharing your recipe at Pinterest Foodie!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Thanks Barb - Yes, sweet and salty is my favorite too!

Cynthia Landrie said...

What a wonderful combination of sweet and salty. Easy to make too!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Thanks Cynthia! They are definitely easy to make!

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