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A close shot of Sandrine holding a portion of Salted Caramel Chocolate bark

How to Make Salted Caramel Chocolate Bark at Home!

There's something almost magical about the combination of sweet and salty flavors. And when they're brought together in the form of Salted Caramel Chocolate Bark, it's nothing short of a treat to the senses. This delectable homemade candy combines buttery caramel, indulgent chocolate, crunchy nuts or pretzels, and a hint of sea salt, resulting in an irresistibly sweet, salty, crunchy, and chewy snack.

  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 10 1x

Ingredients

Scale

Caramel:

3/4 cup (150g) sugar

1/3 cup (75g) cream

1/3 cup (105g) golden corn syrup

3 tablespoons (42g) butter

1/4 teaspoon (1.5g) salt

1/3 cup (75g) hot cream

1/4 teaspoon (1.5g) vanilla extract

Bark:

3 cups (510g) chocolate (your favorite)

2 teaspoons (9g) butter

1 1/2 cups (210g) roasted nuts (your favorite) OR 3 cups (210g) pretzels (whole)

Sea salt (to taste)

Instructions

Step 1 - Caramel:

  1. In a Saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, golden corn syrup, and butter.
  2. Cook the mixture until it reaches 255°F / 124°C.
  3. Add the hot cream and bring the mixture back to 235°F / 113°C.
  4. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  5. Let the caramel cool for about 15 minutes until it thickens.

Step 2 - The bark:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Grease and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. If using nuts, bake them for 10-15 minutes, then let them cool down.
  4. Melt the chocolate with the butter.
  5. Spread about 2/3 of the melted chocolate mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle the nuts or pretzels all over the chocolate.
  7. Gently press the nuts or pretzels down into the chocolate.
  8. Pour the warm caramel on top, making sure it touches each nut or pretzel.
  9. Add the remaining melted chocolate on top.
  10. Sprinkle a generous amount of sea salt over the bark.
  11. Let the bark set completely for 1-2 hours.
  12. Cut it into pieces and enjoy!

Notes

*Note: The chocolate may develop a white appearance after a couple of days, but it is still equally good.

  • Author: Sandrine Pearson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Setting Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Chocolate bark recipe, easy caramel, holiday treats, salted caramel bark, nutty chocolate, pretzel bark