Sweet, Salty, Nutty Chocolate Bark

By LeafTV Editor

This decadent treat is sure to satisfy everyone's sweet and salty cravings. With a toasted Ritz cracker base, our chocolate bark features a crisp honey-comb crunch, pretzels, almonds, chocolate coated malt balls and a sprinkling of flaky salt. You can also customize it to your personal taste preferences making it not only an indulgent dessert but an ideal Halloween confection or holiday inspired gift.

Sweet, Salty, Nutty Chocolate Bark is highly addictive!

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Sweet, Salty, Nutty Chocolate Bark is a delicious treat that also makes for the most perfect gift!

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  • 4 cups Ritz crackers
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups bittersweet dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mini pretzels, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup add-ins of choice (such as your favorite candy bar, dried fruit, espresso coated coffee beans or cacao nibs -- we used malted milk balls in this recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt or fleur de sel

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 350 F / 170 C degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Prepare, measure and organize all the ingredients needed.

Ingredients measured in bowls.

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In a medium sized bowl, coarsely crush the Ritz crackers. Transfer the crushed crackers onto the prepared baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Roughly crushed Ritz crackers in a bowl.

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In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the sugar, honey and butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally until combined. Once the butter has melted, fit the saucepan with a thermometer and cook, stirring occasionally until the temperature reaches 300 Fahrenheit / 150 Celsius degrees, about 10 minutes. The mixture will be thick, bubbling and amber in color.

Sugar, butter and honey in a medium sized saucepan.

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Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Be careful... the mixture will bubble up! Quickly pour the mixture over the toasted crackers, spreading it evenly to cool. Let cool completely whilst you prepare the rest of the toppings.

A thick and bubbling honey-comb mixture.

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Set the finely chopped chocolate in a medium sized bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water! Stir until melted and smooth.

Smooth melted chocolate ready for use.

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Step 11

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled cracker and honey-comb base. Use a spatula to spread out the chocolate until smooth and even.

Chocolate poured on top the honey-comb base.

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Spreading the chocolate until it is even and smooth.

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Immediately sprinkle the pretzels, almonds and add-ins of choice over the entire top, followed by a sprinkling of the salt.

Additions sprinkled over the chocolate base.

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Step 16

Place the chocolate bark slab in the freezer and chill until the chocolate top has hardened, about 35 minutes.

Firm chocolate bark ready to be broken into shards.

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Step 18

Once the chocolate has set, break the bark up into small pieces.

Chocolate bark broken into shards.

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Sweet, Salty, Nutty Chocolate Bark served in a bowl.

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Step 21

Store and chill the chocolate bark in an air-tight container until you're ready to serve.

Chocolate bark placed in an air-tight container.

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The bark can be made up to 3 days in advance.