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Chocolate pretzel bark broken into pieces on brown parchment.

Chocolate Pretzel Bark

The irresistible flavor of chocolate-covered pretzels in one easy-to-make bark.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 8 ounces milk candy coatings, about 1 ½ cups


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Crush the pretzels and place into a medium mixing bowl.

  2. Melt the candy coatings.

    To melt in the microwave: Place coatings in a 2 cup glass container. Heat on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Repeat until melted.

    To melt in a double boiler. Fill bottom of double boiler with ½ water. Place candy coatings in top pan or bowl. Heat over low. Stir coatings until melted.

  3. Pour melted candy coatings over the crushed pretzels. Stir to coat. Spread onto parchment paper. It won't look like much. Spread into about a 8x10-inch rectangle. Allow coatings to harden, about 20 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.

  4. Store pretzel bark in bags or an airtight container for up to one month. Don't refrigerate or freeze.

Recipe Notes

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions. 

Pretzels: For the best flavor, use salted pretzels. I used mini-pretzels because even when broken, they are smaller then regular pretzels. Gluten-free pretzels can be used. 

Milk Candy Coatings: The quality of candy coatings varies from brand to brand. Use a candy coating that tastes great right out of the bag. Dark or white candy coatings can be used for a different flavor. 

Don't replace the candy coatings with chocolate chips or a melted chocolate bar. Those chocolates require tempering. If you don't temper the chocolate, it will melt at room temperature.