Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is my favorite pretzel bark recipe with the layers of crispy pretzels, creamy chocolate, crunchy pistachios and a pinch of seal salt for satisfying flavor and texture in every bite! 

This Pretzel Bark recipe makes gorgeous stress free holiday gifts or hassle-free make ahead dessert that everyone looooooves!

Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!

Pretzel Bark

Like I talked about in my Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters, I loooooooove an easy, can’t-stop-munching, made-with-love edible gift and I don’t think it gets any easier than this Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark!  So forget the stress and hours in the kitchen because batches and batches of this  Pretzel Bark can be made in a flash without even turning on your stove or oven!

This Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is so simple yet so satisfying with a salty sweet combo that’s nothing short of addicting!  This must-have treat is completely gorgeous and you can made 100%!  ahead of time break!  Talk about eazy peazy!

Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!

How to Make Pretzel Bark

  • To make this Pretzel Bark, we start by lining our pretzels in a single layer in a regular size parchment lined baking sheet.  I love to use Pretzel Crisps – see notes.
Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!
  • And now the chocolate!  You need to use quality chocolate chips, like Ghirardelli, for this Pretzel Bark recipe because there are only a few ingredients in the entire recipe so you taste all of the ingredients.
Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!
  • After we’ve melted our chocolate in the microwave (no double broiler needed here!), we spread it evenly all over our pretzels…
Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!
  • Then shower with our pistachios and sea salt.  You will want to make sure your pistachios are chopped and ready to go before melting your chocolate because once the chocolate is spread, it can harden quickly and then the pistachios won’t stick.
Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!
  • Now, I like to drizzle my Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark with melted white chocolate for a little more pizzaz but that is totally optional.  But totally fun.
Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!
  • At this point, we refrigerate our Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark until it sets, about 20 minutes, then break and eat or break and get gifting!  Or break and wait until you are ready to for either option 🙂
Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!

Tips and Tricks to Make Pretzel Bark

  • I use Pretzel Crisps because I love their crunchy thin texture but any any pretzel should work.  If you use another pretzel though, you might want to reduce the sea salt as Pretzel Crisps are not very salty.
  • I use Pretzel Crips because I love their crunchy thin texture but any any pretzel should work.  If you use another pretzel though, you might want to reduce the sea salt as Pretzel Crisps are not very salty.
  • You need to use quality chocolate chips, like Ghirardelli, for this Pretzel Bark recipe because there are only a few ingredients in the entire recipe so you taste all of the ingredients.  A good quality chocolate will not only taste better but melts and spreads better as well.
  • As far as the type of chocolate, I recommend dark chocolate – but just how dark you want is completely up to you.  Dark chocolate is distinguished by the percentage of cocoa solids – the more cocoa, the less sweet.  Generally, semi-sweet chocolate is in the 40-50% range while the bittersweet is 60% or more.
  • Ghiradelli has 60% bittersweet chocolate chips that work great.  You can use two 12 oz. bags, or for a little less dark, I often combine one bag semi-sweet chocolate chips with one bag bittersweet chocolate chips.
  • Make sure your pistachios are chopped and ready to go before melting your chocolate because once the chocolate is spread, it can harden quickly and then the pistachios won’t stick.
  • I like to drizzle my Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark with melted white chocolate for a little more pizzaz but that is totally optional.

Now add this Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark to your “must make” list this holiday season because it’s guarantee to be the EASIEST runaway hit of the season!

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Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the best pretzel bark recipe I have ever made - perfect for holiday gifts!  It's easy, stress free, make ahead and everyone looooooves it!

Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Ridiculously EASY Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark is my favorite pretzel bark recipe with the layers of crispy pretzels, creamy chocolate, crunchy pistachios and a pinch of seal salt for satisfying flavor and texture in every bite!  This Pretzel Bark makes gorgeous stress free holiday gifts or hassle-free make ahead dessert that everyone looooooves!
Servings: 30 pieces
Total Time: 16 mins
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins

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Ingredients

  • 45 Pretzel Crisps more or less
  • 24 oz. quality 60% cacao chocolate chips * (like Ghirardelli 60% bittersweet chocolate chips)*
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable oil divided
  • 1 cup raw pistachios chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt more or less to taste

Garnish – Optional

  • 1/2 cup quality white chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Line pretzels in a single layer.
  • Add 18 oz. chocolate and 1 ½ teaspoon vegetable oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power at 30 second intervals, until completely melted, stirring after every 30 seconds. Once smooth, stir in the remaining 6 oz. chocolate until melted and smooth.
  • Pour chocolate over pretzels and spread into an even layer. Immediately sprinkle pistachios and sea salt evenly over chocolate and lightly press them into the chocolate.

Garnish (optional)

  • Add white chocolate chips and ½ teaspoon vegetable oil to a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power at 30 second intervals, until completely melted, stirring after every 30 seconds. Add chocolate to a small plastic bag and snip one corner. Drizzle chocolate all over Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark.

Set and Store

  • Refrigerate, uncovered until set, about 20 minutes or freeze 5-10 minutes until set.
  • Break bark into pieces and serve OR store in an airtight container, with layers separated by parchment paper, in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

*For a little less dark/more sweet, use one 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate and one 12 oz. bag bittersweet chocolate chips OR two 12 oz. bags semi-sweet chocolate.
 

Tips and Tricks to Make Pretzel Bark

  • I use Pretzel Crisps because I love their crunchy thin texture but any any pretzel should work.  If you use another pretzel though, you might want to reduce the sea salt as Pretzel Crisps are not very salty.
  • I use Pretzel Crips because I love their crunchy thin texture but any any pretzel should work.  If you use another pretzel though, you might want to reduce the sea salt as Pretzel Crisps are not very salty.
  • You need to use quality chocolate chips, like Ghirardelli, for this Pretzel Bark recipe because there are only a few ingredients in the entire recipe so you taste all of the ingredients.  A good quality chocolate will not only taste better but melts and spreads better as well.
  • As far as the type of chocolate, I recommend dark chocolate – but just how dark you want is completely up to you.  Dark chocolate is distinguished by the percentage of cocoa solids – the more cocoa, the less sweet.  Generally, semi-sweet chocolate is in the 40-50% range while the bittersweet is 60% or more.
  • Ghiradelli has 60% bittersweet chocolate chips that work great.  You can use two 12 oz. bags, or for a little less dark, I often combine one bag semi-sweet chocolate chips with one bag bittersweet chocolate chips.
  • Make sure your pistachios are chopped and ready to go before melting your chocolate because once the chocolate is spread, it can harden quickly and then the pistachios won’t stick.
  • I like to drizzle my Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark with melted white chocolate for a little more pizzaz but that is totally optional.

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10 Comments

  1. Shannon says

    I have actually never made chocolate bark before because other recipes haven’t tempted me but this one looks so good and so easy! Excited to try!

    • Jen says

      I’m excited YOU are excited Shannon! I think you will love this recipe and become a chocolate bark fan!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much! The combo really is salt sweet and satisfying 🙂

  2. Debbie says

    I made your Pistachio Chocolate Pretzel Bark last night and it’s delicious. It was easy to make and makes a large amount. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Debbie, I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you!

  3. Carli says

    Made this yesterday! I love how the dark chocolate makes it less sweet and looks so pretty again the pistachios:)

    • Jen says

      Awesome Carli! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Merry Christmas!

  4. Diana says

    I made this today and it is soooo good! Will be making again. Also make the goat cheese log with cranberries and pistachios! It’s excellent too! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Diana, I am so happy you are enjoying them! I’m thrilled both this Pistachio Bark and the Cheese Log are repeats! Merry Christmas!

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