Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge
This Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge combines smooth, rich chocolate, topped with buttery pretzels and a sprinkling of sea salt!
It’s finally Friday, friends! I bet you’re just as excited as I am, right?
Christmas is just a few short days away and now is the time when I kick into holiday overdrive. In between wrapping gifts, baking holiday goodies, and cramming in as many Christmas movies as I can, I’m loving this time of year!
Now let’s back up a minute and talk about wrapping presents. Are you the one that takes on that task? Or do you have someone else do that for you? I’m quick to admit that I hate wrapping any type of gift! My presents always end up looking like a five year old wrapped it, and I’m not kidding!
So, I make the hubster wrap all of our gifts. We have a system and it works pretty well!
I get the gift ready, box it, write out the tag, and then hand it over for the hubster to wrap. It goes much more smoothly when there’s two of us! Now, I much prefer giving presents in gift bags, though I know it’s not as fun as opening a wrapped gift. But I love stocking up on seasonal bags and stuffing it with festive tissue paper. Works for me!
But anyways, let’s talk about this fudge!
Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge…sounds decadent, doesn’t it? This is the third recipe that I featured during fudge week and I think I saved the best for last!
I first shared this Easy Peanut Butter Fudge on Monday, Wednesday showcased my favorite flavor of the holiday season, White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge, and today I’ll end the week with everyone’s favorite, chocolate!
This Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge combines smooth, rich chocolate, topped with buttery pretzels and a sprinkling of sea salt. It’s basically a dark chocolate lovers fudge dream come true!
And I don’t know about you, but I can never resist when pretzels and chocolate come together.
Sweet and salty is definitely my favorite combination, especially when it comes to this fudge.
And just like my White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge, I used sweetened condensed milk as a base for this tasty treat. Toss in some dark chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips ( a lot of chocolate action going on here!), and butter, and this Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge takes just minutes to make.
Before you’re ready to pop the fudge into the refrigerator to chill, sprinkle some crushed pretzels and sea salt over the top. Gently press down to ensure it adheres to the fudge, which gives the top a nice crunchy texture. Once the fudge is firm, cut into squares and devour.
This Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge is the best of both worlds, sweet and salty!
The combination of the dark chocolate and saltiness from the pretzels and sea salt will knock your socks off!
It also makes a delicious treat for the holiday season, or works as a tasty home-made gift. But whatever your fancy, I guarantee this candy won’t last long in your house!
Looking for more holiday treats? I’ve got you covered!
- Red Velvet Peppermint Cupcakes
- Glazed Eggnog Bread
- No Bake Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake
- Eggnog French Toast Bake with Caramel
Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge
- 1 (12 ounce) bag dark chocolate chips
- 1¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- ¼ cup pretzels, crushed into chunks
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- Line an 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving it hang over on the sides.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter, stirring until smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Spread evenly in lined pan.
- Top with crushed pretzels and sea salt. Gently press down on topping to ensure it sticks to top of fudge. Chill for three hours or until firm. Remove from pan and cut into squares.
You definitely saved the best for last Gayle, dark chocolate is just the best and I love the pretzel for that “crunch” factor. Not to mention the salt factor. Looks delicious and easy as always. Oh yes, I love gift bags too, but not as fun as wrapped presents. So I’ll have my little wrapping party of one this year again!
Thank you so much, Laura! The sweet and salty combo definitely hits the spot!
I’ve loved your last 2 fudge recipes but this one is my new favorite. Yes Please!
Thanks, Tori! I agree! 🙂
Ahhhh! You did save the best for last…nothing like sweet & salty, together! They say opposites attract! You have proof! Love this fudge, Gayle!!
Sweet and salty is definitely the perfect combo. Thanks, Annie!
Haha I love your wrapping system, that sounds just like ours 🙂 My husband wraps while I write out the tags 🙂 This fudge would be perfect to munch on while we wrapped. This looks so incredible! I love sweet and salty treats. All your fudge recipes were amazing and I loved that you saved the best for last. <3 it!
Isn’t it a great system to have? I love it! 🙂 Thanks so much for the fudge love, friend!
I am obsessed with salted chocolate.
This has come at the perfect time – we did out Christmas food shopping yesterday and I saw some pretzels and thought “I haven’t had any pretzels in ages” so I treated myself to some. I know what I am doing with them now!
Salted chocolate is so addicting! I’m definitely loving this fudge flavor, so delicious! Thanks, Dannii!
Wowie! I’d love to receive this fudge as a gift! It is by far my favorite of all that you shared. Pinning!
Thanks for the fudge love and pin, Jen! This would definitely make a great gift!
This fudge is so pretty and sounds delicious – I love sweet + salty! Don’t remind me that Christmas is days away… Haha! I’m still behind in a million ways, or so it seems! It’s funny that you hate to wrap gifts. I think most people don’t like that chore, but I love it for some reason. LOVE it! 🙂
I feel like a lot of women like to wrap and men don’t, but for me and my husband, it’s the opposite! My husband doesn’t love it but he does a pretty darn good job! 🙂 Thanks for the fudge love, friend!
It’s a fudge party up in here this week. And I’m not complaining. Not one little tiny bit!!
Me either, Liz! Fudge all the way!
This is my favorite of all the fudge recipes this week (all the other ones were awesome,too) !!! Love pretzel fudge, the perfect sweet and salty combo! Pinned!
By the way I hate wrapping presents… People say I do a nice job, but I just don’t like doing it!!!
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Mira! I’m glad you share my feelings on wrapping presents. It’s just not fun for me! 🙂
I’m a huge chocolate fan, but tell me it’s sprinkled with sea salt and I’m ALL over it. Also I love that you binge on Christmas movies!! I mean, how can you not? It’s such a great way to get in the Christmas spirit!
Christmas movies are the best, especially when snackin’ on this fudge. Thanks, Sarah!
This is my kind of fudge — salty and sweet, with decadent dark chocolate. This would be hard to walk away from! I do my wrapping…when I’m not too lazy to just toss it in a gift bag. 🙂
Thanks, Marcie! Gift bags are the way to go for me…especially when Target makes a million cute ones! 🙂
Ooo, sweet/salty combos are awesome in desserts! TGIF & Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much, Leah! Right back at ya!
This fudge looks INCREDIBLE! Delicious recipe, perfect for the holidays!
Thank you, Jess!
I love a good sweet and salty treat! I kind of totally forgot that it was almost Christmas when I was in the hospital… and then I saw all the decorations when we left, and it kind of hit me again! Lol.
Yeah I can imagine that Christmas isn’t the top thing on your mind right now, Ashley! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!
Ah, you saved the best for last!!! love salted dark chocolate anything!! love this fudge!! and I have the task at our house of wrapping presents and my girls like to help me. . it’s takes a lot longer when they help me, as you can imagine. . a 4 year old handling scotch tape. . but we get it done!! 🙂 6 more days. . ekkkk!!!
Thank you, Alice! That’s so sweet that your daughters want to help! What a fun bonding experience! 🙂
This is my favorite one this week, Gayle! And they’ve all been amazing. I love salt on chocolate, always. You’ve hit my happy place!
Thanks, Mir! Salted fudge and Friday, can’t get much better than that!
This sounds amazing! I love pretzels and chocolate together. 😀 I can’t wait to try this!
Thank you, Olivia! I hope you love this fudge if you try it!
Shawn and I wrapped all of our Christmas presents last night…in the dark since our power was out for 5 hours. But it was actually really fun! And since we had nothing else to do, the presents turned out EXTRA cute! This fudge sounds delicious! I love salty and sweet, and that pretzel will give it a great crunch!
Oh wow that does sound kind of fun to wrap in the dark, Natalie! And I’m so impressed that they turned out good! 🙂 Thanks so much for the fudge love, friend!
This is perfect for the holidays. Thanks for another delicious recipe. Love your pictures! : )
Thanks for the sweet compliments, Valya!
Props to you for actually wrapping … I skip that jazz and just stick it in a bag! 🙂 At least with food gifts you don’t have the pressure of wrapping – just give them that jar or plate and nobody is complaining. Especially with fudge! This combo is ridiculous and I can only imagine addictive. Pinned!
I love bags, too! And I agree, that’s definitely the good thing about food gifts, nobody expects them to be wrapped! Thanks for the fudge love and pin, Mary Frances!
Oh my goodness, that looks like the best fudge EVER!! Sweet and salty is definitely my weakness, anything with that combo does not last long around here! And I do the gift wrapping, I actually love doing it. Trying to make them all fancy with ribbon and stuff. It’s fun! 🙂
Thanks, Stacey! I love the sweet and salty combo, too. Sounds like you’re an expert wrapper! I’m pretty good with bows, but that’s about it! 🙂
So so soooo wishing I had a piece (or many pieces) of this fudge right now!! Gayle this looks amazing! Pinning!
Thanks so much for the fudge love and pin, Alyssa!
I actually love wrapping and it’s a good thing, because I’m not sure I would trust my husband! Love this sweet salty combo! Definitely agree with others that you saved the best for last. Enjoy the weekend.
Haha sounds like you’ve got it covered then, Bri! Thanks for the fudge love!
I like fudge but I much prefer when it has that sweet and salty thing going on! This looks delicious!
And I am totally jealous that your husband wraps the presents! It’s definitely not my favorite part but mine wouldn’t come near it with a 10-foot pole!
Thank you, Ashley! I’m so grateful that my husband loves to wrap, I truly dread it, haha! 🙂
I love all your fudge recipes, but this one might be my favorite. Love a combo of salty and sweet!
Thank you, Christin!
DIVINE! That’s all I can say – I LOVE fudge made this way….it can be done so quickly and no one knows how simple it is to make because it’s absolutely delicious. I love the addition of the pretzels….I don’t usually like pretzels on their own because I find them dry but I can imagine they add a delicious salty, crunchy kick to the fudge.
Merry Christmas in advance, Gayle 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words Amrita! The pretzels add a great touch to this fudge. Merry Christmas to you, too!
Oh man that fudge looks so rich!! And I’m SO with you with the cramming everything in this time of the year, but it’s so worth it! Pinned! 🙂
Thanks so much for the fudge love and pin, Christina!
that fudge looks so chocolaty Gayle! Yum! Pinned
Yay! Fudge! I love the sweet salty combination in your fudge. And also the crunch factor.
Thank you, Lindsey!
I don’t mind wrapping presents at all, but I’ve been so bad this year and haven’t bought any so I don’t have any to wrap! Ooops! I’m loving all your fudge recipes though! I don’t think I’ve eaten nearly enough fudge this season and I need to change that!
Thanks, Izzy! I usually only eat fudge around the holidays, so I’m trying to cram it all in! 🙂
Anything salty, sweet and FUDGY is right up my alley! This fudge looks downright dangerous—something tells me it wouldn’t even make it to the gift bag with me around. 😉
Salty and sweet is the best combination! Thanks, Sarah!
Gayle this looks so mouth watering! chocolate and salt and pretzel is the best combo!!! pinning this deliciousnesss!
Thanks for the fudge love and pin, Michele!
Of all the fudge I’ve seen so far this year, this one might just be my fave! Nothing beats the sweet and salty combo!!
Thank you, Jess!
I love the sweet and salty combination of salt and dark chocolate! This looks amazing!
Thank you, Kelley! It’s one of my favorite fudges!
Those look so good, pretzels, salt, chocolate – just divine!
Thanks, Anna! It’s one of my favorite fudges!