M&M Pretzel Bark
With just three easy ingredients, a salty-sweet treat is simple to make and will rival your favorite store-bought candy!


  • 1¼ pounds dark melting chocolate (or milk or white chocolate, if you prefer)
  • bag of mini pretzels (I use the minis that are the traditional pretzel shape)
  • mini M&Ms
  • Optional: flaky sea salt


  1. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper or foil. Place the pretzels side by side all over the bottom of the pan. I make a single layer, but if you’d like more pretzel chunks, you could certainly use more.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments until completely smooth. Completely cover the pretzels with melted chocolate, then lightly scatter the mini M&M’s across the surface of chocolate. If desired, lightly sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  3. Refrigerate to set. Cut or break into pieces once firm.

Helpful hints

Cold bark is easy to break if you like randomly-sized pieces. But beware: chocolate shards tend to fly. I like to let the cold bark sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, give or take, and then cut it with a large chef’s knife. Sawing back and forth helps if you’d like cleaner lines, and the chocolate is less likely to crack when it isn’t refrigerator cold.

I store the bark in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It freezes well, too.


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