When you make batches of baked goods for people over the holidays, you'll often run into the question of who exactly should receive these treats. While you don't want anyone to feel left out, it can also feel hard to justify making an entire new batch of cookies just because one person got left out.
With Diana's Strawberry M&M Caramel Pretzel Bark recipe, you no longer have to worry about this for this year's Valentine's Day. This candy bark can be broken into as many or as few pieces as you'd like, which makes for super easy gifting.
She wrote on her blog, Diana Rambles, "I just love the combination of strawberry and caramel. Combined with the saltiness of pretzels, and you have a winner on your hands!"
Here's how you can make it at home.
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Then, spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray so the bark doesn't stick.
Arrange as many pretzel twists as you need to cover the entire bottom of the prepared sheet.
Then, in a small saucepan on the stove top, melt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter. When it's completely melted, add ¾ cup brown sugar and let boil for 3 minutes.
Once the mixture has boiled, you've successfully made caramel! Pour the caramel over all the pretzels evenly, then bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
Remove once the time is up, then sprinkle 1 12-oz. bag white chocolate chips over the baked caramel-pretzel sheet. Let sit and wait for the chocolate to melt.
When the chocolate has a glossy sheen (this will be after about 2 minutes), spread the chips over the caramel layer like frosting.
Then, toss on as many strawberry, Valentine's themed M&M's as you'd like.
Place the entire baking sheet into the fridge to sit and harden. Once it's completely hard, break it into pieces and serve!
If you happen to have any left over, store it in an airtight container.
You can find the original recipe here.