White Chocolate Pretzel Candy Bark
While I’m busy wrapping up some portions of my book project I have another beautiful guest post to share.
Today’s post is from Julie over at The Little Kitchen. Julie shares all kinds of yummy food on her site from Cheesesteak Sandwiches to Lemon Biscotti. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Julie a couple years and she is amazingly sweet, beautiful, smart and talented… in other words, she’s AWESOME! =)
Today, she’s sharing this beautiful recipe for quick and easy White Chocolate Pretzel Candy Bark.
Here’s Julie with all the details…
Hi, I’m Julie! And I’m so happy to be guest posting for Glory today! Huge congrats to her and her book deal…I cannot wait to see it. I was so honored when she asked me to guest post. I LOVVVEEE her blog! I met Glory on my first blogging/brand trip to Wilton a couple of years ago and last year when I was visiting San Francisco for the day, she offered to drive close to three hours to hang out with me and show me around…because she is such a genuinely sweet person. I had a blast! We ate and shopped and ate. It was so fun! I can’t wait to go back one day and hopefully she would drive down again.
Today, I wanted to show you how to make a super sweet and super simple bark candy. But first off, the idea for these came from…wanting to do something with sprinkles. I have an obsession with sprinkles and honestly I don’t bake with them enough…I have made these brown butter funfetti sugar cookies so many times. Raise your hand if you like sprinkles!
I know, I know it’s not the holidays and why am I making bark in the spring? Because I want to. Just kidding. I think it’s perfect for Mother’s Day because my mom LOVES white chocolate. And with the pretzels, there’s a nice balance of salty and sweetness. It’s perfect for baby showers – as a favor or just a nice treat…or as a thank you. Just exactly what I’m using these special treats for.
It’s kind of hard to see but I used two pieces of parchment paper put down into the square pan in different directions to create a sling. I also used a round cake pan so I could vary the layer colors. If you’re using a round pan, spray the inside sides of the pan so it doesn’t stick and then lay down a piece of round parchment paper.
After pouring the first layer of chocolate into the pan, add the pretzels and be sure to press them down.
After adding the second layer of chocolate, I added confetti and regular sprinkles.
These treats are going to the vet office tomorrow, I have to take Charley, my dog, for two different appointments and I thought I would bring these as a way to show how much I appreciate them. They always appreciate a sweet treat as a thank you from us.
I took regular treat boxes and added washi tap to trim them and to make them look a little different.
And that’s it! So simple. Sweet and salty…a great combo, right?
White Chocolate Pretzel Candy Bark
Yield: 1 8x8 pan
Sweet and salty, cute and easy, this White Chocolate Bark is the perfect snack or gift.
Baking spray if using a round pan
Parchment or wax paper
8x8 square pan or 8-inch round pan
1st layer: 1 2/3 cups white chocolate chips (I prefer Hershey's Premier White Chips)
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups lightly crushed mini pretzels
2nd layer: 1 1/3 cups pink candy melts & 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
For a square pan: create a sling by tearing two sheets of parchment or wax paper and lay them in the pan perpendicular to each other.
For a round pan: spray the insides of the sides of pan with baking spray. Wipe the bottom of the pan if necessary. Cut out a piece of parchment paper or wax paper the same size of the pan (lay the pan on top of the paper and mark with a pen then cut out).
In one microwave safe glass bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips on 50% power in 30 second increments until melted. Mix with a spoon after each microwaving increment. Pour first layer into pan and using a spoon or butter knife, spread evenly. Add pretzels and press down. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes.
Melt second layer of white chocolate & candy melts in the same way as the first layer of chocolate. Remove pan from refrigerator and pour melted chocolate/candy on top of the pretzels. Using a spoon or butter knife, spread the chocolate evenly. Add sprinkles, cookie crumbs or whatever you'd like to on top. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting with a sharp knife.
- Use whatever colors or candy melts you want for each layer, the sky's the limit depending on what event you're making these for.
- Don't let your glass bowls set, soak them in hot water and soap immediately to make your clean-up a lot easier.
Recipe Source The Little Kitchen
Thank you Julie for sharing these gorgeous treats with us!