These caramel pretzel bars are so good! They’re easy, crunchy, the perfect sweet and salty combo, and vegetarian-friendly.
Author: Food by Maria
Unsalted Vegan Butter
, room temperature
Condensed Coconut Milk
Vegan Chocolate Chips
Sea Salt Flakes
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and line a 9-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Leave overhang on all sides for easy pan removal. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, mix the
Unsalted Vegan Butter (1/2 cup)
together till smooth, around 1 minute.
To the bowl, add the
All-Purpose Flour (1 cup)
Brown Sugar (1/4 cup)
Honey (2 Tbsp)
Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
Sea Salt (1 dash)
. Mix for 1-2 minutes. The mixture should be crumbly.
Using your hands form a ball and transfer it to the lined baking sheet. Flatten the mixture by pressing tightly into the pan. Now, add the
Mini Pretzels (2 handfuls)
pieces evenly on top. Bake for 20 minutes and let it cool completely before adding the next layer.
To a small pot, add the
Condensed Coconut Milk (1 can)
Brown Sugar (1/4 cup)
Honey (1/4 cup)
. Cook on low heat, whisking consistently to avoid burning. The caramel will become brown and rich looking, just keep whisking. Once it starts to bubble, shut off the heat, and add in the
Vegan Butter (1/4 cup)
. Stir till combined and then pour over the completely cooled shortbread pretzel base layer.
Vegan Chocolate Chips (1 cup)
Coconut Oil (1 Tbsp)
in a small pot, on low low heat. Stir just until melted then remove from heat and continue to combine. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cooled caramel and top it with big
Sea Salt Flakes (1 Tbsp)
Place in the fridge to cool completely.
Using the overhanging parchment, remove the bars and cut them into slices.
You can use white sugar in place of brown sugar. Coconut sugar works fine too!
This recipe also works fine with regular butter.
To speed up the cooling process you can add the 9-inch tray into the fridge between layer preparation.
Lasts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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