No campfire? No problem! This No Bake S'mores Chocolate Pretzel Bark is the perfect year round pick-me-up that requires a few simple ingredients to come to life in a matter of no time. If you're craving the ultimate sweet and salty combo that takes just minutes to make, then this bark is for you1
Start by lining an 8x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Then, evenly layer the pretzel thins on top.
Melt marshmallows in a glass bowl in the microwave in 15 second intervals until they begin to puff (usually after 30 to 45 seconds total.) Remove and use a spatula to mix in the honey and create a thin paste. Quickly pour the mallow paste over the pretzel thins until pretzels are evenly coated. Your hands may get sticky here, so this is where I suggest using a second spatula to help! Immediately soak the bowl in hot water so it's easier to clean.
Next, heat the chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals about 3 times (45 seconds). Remove and use a spatula to mix the chocolate and stir in the peanut butter (if using). Immediately soak chocolate bowl as well in sink so it's easier to clean!Quickly spread evenly on top of the marshmallow layer, then place in the freezer for an hour (or at least 20 minutes, but the longer the better to really get the best consistency to cut!)
When ready to serve, cut and enjoy straight from the freezer!
It's pretty hard to mess up this Chocolate Pretzel Bark! I swear, that's probably why I make it so often. But, keep these notes in mind as you jump into this recipe!
Evenly line the parchment paper with the pretzels. Having too much in one area will make it harder for the thins to stick together.
Using the microwave is the fastest (and creates the least amount of dishes) to heat the marshmallows and chocolate. However, if you don't own one or prefer to limit its use, you can create a double broiler using two pots on the stovetop or your Instant Pot.
Start heating in 15 to 25 second intervals as you microwave the marshmallows and chocolate to prevent the marshmallows from exploding and the chocolate from burning.
It's best to freeze this for at least an hour before cutting into it, however if you're jonsing for a slice wait at least 20 minutes before cutting.
Store the leftover S'mores Bark in the freezer in an airtight container. Do not store on the counter or in the fridge, it will become very sticky and does not taste as good.
Expert Tips to Help Make it Your Own
Here's the deal: This is a no-recipe recipe, meaning you can (and I want you to!) make this your own.If you choose to do so, you'll want to keep a few things in mind to make the swaps still yield a bark that is delicious and that holds well!
If using an alternative base, make sure you use at least 6 ounces by weight of the ingredient. One pack of graham crackers is usually about 5 ounces, so be sure to break into another pack or know you will have a bit more of a mallow coating!
Don't skimp on the marshmallows.You need them to help whatever base you choose stick together!