Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

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How could Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark be healthy, vegan, gluten-free and delicious? I’ll show you.

I am so excited welcome Lauren from Lauren Kelly Nutrition. Lauren and I “met” almost three years ago and I have loved her balanced approach to health and nutrition, and that she creates healthy recipes with CHOCOLATE! I was so excited when we finally got to meet in person a few times last year. Be sure to stop by her blog and enter to win the NINJA Supra Kitchen System that she is giving away! Round out dinner by checking out Love Bakes Good Cakes for some Healthy Meals or The NY Melrose Family for some Healthy Snack Ideas in our #EatHealthy15 Series.

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark (gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free)

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span id=”more-9515″>Hello Cupcake and Kale Chip Fans! It’s Lauren Kelly from Lauren Kelly Nutrition. Brianne is a dear friend of mine and I am thrilled to be a guest contributor today! My passion is health, wellness and creating healthy recipes. I always want people to know that healthy CAN be delicious.

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark - a sweet treat that can be healthy, vegan, gluten-free AND delicious! | laurenkellynutrition.com for cupcakesandkalechips.com

Yes, there is sugar in this recipe. I choose quality, unrefined sugar (I used coconut sugar) and coconut cream to create the caramel. It’s ooey, gooey, delicious and vegan. I’m hooked. And it’s such an added bonus that it’s so easy to make! This is what it looks like before I break it up… just a sheet of chocolate deliciousness right there.

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark - a sweet treat that can be healthy, vegan, gluten-free AND delicious! | laurenkellynutrition.com for cupcakesandkalechips.com

IMG_2787I am a recipe developer, food blogger and the staff Nutritionist at The Bar Method in Montclair, NJ where I offer workshops and individualized counseling. I have written two cookbooks which I am incredibly proud of, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook and The Greek Yogurt Cookbook. I love to share my healthy and delicious recipes with all you.

 

Don’t forget to stop by Lauren’s blog to enter to win the NINJA Supra Kitchen System.

 

Now for the super duper, easy peasy recipe… Can you tell I’ve been spending a lot of time with my kids over break?

5 from 1 vote

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Easy easy no bake dark chocolate bark with pretzels and salted caramel
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 13 mins
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips I used Enjoy Life Vegan, Dairy-Free dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup pretzels broken (gluten free and vegan pretzels if necessary)

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently.
  • Pour melted chocolate onto lined baking sheet.
  • In a small saucepan, mix together sugar and coconut cream, stirring frequently until completely combined.
  • Remove from heat and pour on top of melted chocolate.
  • If you'd like to make it swirly like I did, you can use a toothpick (or even uncooked spaghetti) to swirl the caramel into the chocolate.
  • Place broken pretzel sticks on top.
  • Allow to sit on the counter for an hour for bark to harden.
  • Break into pieces. Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I hope you enjoy this bark! Remember to watch your portions and remember, healthy CAN be delicious too! Thanks for having me Brianne 🙂

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