Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars

Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars Easy, No Bake and Very Addictive!These sweet and salty bars are the perfect combination of crunchy pretzels, gooey caramel, and rich chocolate. They are so simple to make and require no baking at all. Once you try one, you won’t be able to stop!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars are the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy. With a buttery caramel layer, a generous topping of chocolate, and a sprinkle of sea salt, these bars are a delightful treat for any occasion. They are easy to make, require no baking, and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.


  • 2 cups pretzels, crushed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal.
  2. Spread the crushed pretzels evenly over the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth and starts to bubble, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the caramel mixture over the pretzels in the baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the caramel is bubbly and golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot caramel layer.
  9. Let the chocolate chips sit for a few minutes to soften, then use a spatula to spread them evenly over the caramel.
  10. If desired, sprinkle sea salt over the melted chocolate layer for a sweet and salty contrast.
  11. Allow the bars to cool completely in the baking dish at room temperature or in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set.
  12. Once cooled and set, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the bars out of the baking dish and transfer them to a cutting board.
  13. Cut into bars of your desired size and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour
Kcal: 220 kcal | Servings: 12 bars


Store these Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a variation, try using different types of chocolate chips such as milk chocolate or white chocolate.
  • Experiment with adding chopped nuts or dried fruits to the caramel layer for extra texture and flavor.
  • Make sure to cut the bars with a sharp knife for clean edges.

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