With just a few ingredients, Pretzel Toffee is an easy treat to make. You don’t need a candy thermometer to enjoy this fabulous sweet and salty dessert.

Pretzel Toffee broken into pieces on a plate.
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Pretzel Toffee has only 6 ingredients and the flavor combination is divine. The sweet chocolate, brown sugar and salty pretzels combine into a decadent recipe. They are topped with sea salt and look and taste wonderful.

We enjoy this super easy dessert recipe year round. They are so simple to make for game night, movie night, holiday parties, birthdays and more. We look for any excuse to make Chocolate Toffee Pretzel Bark every month.

If you love making toffee, try this recipe for Ritz Cracker Toffee. It is another delicious variety.

Why Make this Toffee:

This luscious chocolate treat is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. It also makes a great gift for holidays or just because. Everyone will love this buttery toffee!

Package it as gifts and hand out to friends and family. You can put it in a cellophane bag and tie with ribbon. It will look so pretty.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for toffee - mini pretzels, butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, walnuts, sea salt
  • Mini Pretzels 
  • Butter
  • Packed Brown Sugar
  • Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet, milk or dark chocolate) 
  • Chopped Walnuts 
  • Sea Salt 

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Variations

  • Chocolate. You can use milk chocolate, semi sweet or dark chocolate.
  • White Chocolate. Substitute white chocolate in this recipe for a different taste. Another idea is to drizzle white chocolate over the milk chocolate. The combination is delicious.
  • Pretzels. Try using squares, twists or sticks.
  • Cayenne Pepper. Spice things up and sprinkle cayenne pepper on top of the chocolate.

Step by Step Instructions:

Lining the baking sheet with parchment paper and cooking spray

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Line a jelly roll pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Don’t skip this step so it will be easy to remove from the pan.

Layering the pretzels on a baking sheet

Step 2 – Spread the pretzels out onto the baking sheet in a single layer. 

Meting two sticks of butter in the sauce pan

Step 3 – In a saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat.

Mixing in the brown sugar with the melted butter

Step 4 – Add brown sugar once butter is completely melted and stir to combine. Bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil and continue boiling for 2-3 minutes until the mixture has thickened.

Pouring the butter and brown sugar mixture over the pretzels in the baking sheet

Step 5 – Immediately remove from heat and pour bubbly mixture over the pretzels making sure to cover all the pretzels. Place in oven and Bake for 5-8 minutes, or just until the edges of brown sugar mixture gets bubbly. Cooking time will vary.

Topping the pretzel mixture with chocolate chips

Step 6 – Remove the pan from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the pretzels.

Spreading the melted chocolate over the pretzel mixture with a spatula

Step 7 – Allow the pretzels to sit for 5 minutes to melt the chocolate. Then use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the pretzel layer.

Top the chocolate pretzels with nuts and sea salt while in the baking sheet

Step 8 – Top with the chopped walnuts and sea salt. Place the pan in the refrigerator to allow the toffee to harden and cool completely. Then remove the toffee from the pan and break it apart into pieces with your hands.

Recipe Tips:

  • Line the baking pan. The mixture is sticky. Line the pan with foil or wax paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate immediately. As soon as you take the pan out of the oven, top with the chocolate so it will melt.
  • Add toppings right away. If you add toppings, make sure to add them before the chocolate sets. Otherwise, it will not stick to the chocolate.
Pretzel Toffee broken into pieces in a bowl.

More Topping Ideas:

  • Sprinkles. Coordinate to holidays, birthdays and celebrations.
  • Nuts. We used chopped walnuts but pecans and peanuts taste great too. Alternatively, you can omit the nuts if desired.
  • Chopped Candy. Some ideas include heath bars, butterfinger, snickers and more.
  • Crushed Graham Crackers. You can use plain, cinnamon or chocolate graham crackers.
  • Toasted Coconut. This looks so pretty and will be a hit with coconut fans.
Pretzel Toffee broken into pieces.

Storage:

Store the leftover toffee in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  Don’t leave it at room temperature.

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Pretzel Toffee

5 from 3 votes
With just a few ingredients, Pretzel Toffee is an easy treat to make. You don't need a candy thermometer to enjoy this fabulous sweet and salty dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 15
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 365

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Mini Pretzels
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 11.5 oz Chocolate Chips semi-sweet, milk or dark chocolate
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Line a jelly roll pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread the pretzels out onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat. Add brown sugar once butter is completely melted and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 2-3 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
  • Immediately remove from heat and pour bubbly mixture over the pretzels making sure to cover all the pretzels.
  • Bake for 5-8 minutes, or just until the edges of brown sugar mixture gets bubbly.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the pretzels.
  • Allow the pretzels to sit for 5 minutes to melt the chocolate. Then use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the pretzel layer.
  • Top with the chopped walnuts and sea salt.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator to allow the toffee to harden (1-2 hours).
  • Then remove the toffee from the pan and break it apart into pieces with your hands. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover toffee in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 365kcal, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 3g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 249mg, Potassium 81mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 28g, Vitamin A 428IU, Vitamin C 0.5mg, Calcium 52mg, Iron 1mg

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