These delicious chocolate and pretzel freezer bars are the perfect sweet snack for those who love the combination of sweet and salty together.
These bars are really quick to make so can be thrown together in a hurry. The time noted for these includes the time needed for the bars to set so you actually only need around five minutes to make them.
These bars started out as a complete accident as I was actually hoping to make a batch of my Salted Peanut Chocolate Fudge, however, ran out of cocoa powder. I had to improvise with some other ingredients and the result was so epic I had to make them again and write down the amounts.
As this is based on my freezer fudge recipe you could actually merge these two recipes together and use dates instead of pretzels to give these more of a salted caramel twist, or even use both these ingredients. Even though this is already a very quick recipe you could speed the process up even further by adding all of the pretzels to the batter and not adding any to the top.
If you like the sound of this recipe but can’t eat nuts you could try making a version of this that substitutes the peanut butter for a nut free spread and the almond flour for an oat flour.
When making these, make sure you allow the coconut oil to cool once you have melted it before using in the mixture. I like to use individual brownie trays to make these bars as they can be tricky to slice when frozen, however, if you are using a larger brownie tray the smaller the better – a 6″ x 6″ tray is preferable so the bars are still nice and thick. You can slice these into as many pieces as you wish – I have noted this yields 3 to 6 bars, however, I will often cut this into 9 small squares. I usually use silicone trays which don’t require lining but you may need parchment paper to avoid any sticking depending on the tray you use.
You will need to freeze these for a minimum of forty five minutes before eating but you can freeze them for much longer if preferred. I also like to keep these chocolate and pretzel bars stored in the freezer to keep them firm and extend their shelf life. Just remember to remove them from the freezer a few minutes before eating to allow them to thaw out. Alternatively if you would prefer a softer consistency you could just transfer these to the fridge once they have set.
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