Welcome to another edition of Saturday Suds from Shore Craft Beer! This week, our local culinary talent whipped up a delicious batch of chocolate pretzel beer toffee. The finished product contains the perfect balance of salty and sweet that will leave your tastebuds wanting more! This recipe is relatively easy to make, and once you’re done, it’s easy to divvy up and give to your family and friends. Or, if you’re like me, you can just cut it up and save it for yourself!

Chocolate Pretzel Beer Toffee

This week’s recipe comes to us once again via the great website popsugar.com and was originally made by the beeroneness. The link to the recipe is in the title, and please let us know if you make it and how it goes!

 

Chocolate Pretzel Beer Toffee
The finished product-it’s sweet, salty, and tastes delicious!

INGREDIENTS

One cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup amber ale, divided (we used Burley Oak’s Habitual)
2 cups Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups pretzels, smashed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Into a large pot over high heat, add the sugar, the butter and 1/2 cup of the Burley Oak Habitual beer. Stir until the mixture begins to boil. Leave the mixture untouched until it starts to darken and thicken. Continuously stir the sugar & beer mixture until it reaches 290ºF. This process ultimately could take between 15 and 20 minutes. Once the mixture is extremely dark and reaches 290ºF, pour it onto a quarter baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and allow to cool. This is the first layer of the toffee.
  2. Into a large bowl, add the chocolate. Heat the remaining beer in a saucepan over medium heat until it just starts to simmer. Pour the beer over the chocolate and stir this mixture until it’s smooth, and all of the chocolate is melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the toffee, and garnish with crushed pretzels. Allow the chocolate to set.
  3. Cut the final product (preferably with a bench scraper) into 2-inch squares.
Jack Bradley
Author: Jack Bradley

Jack Bradley is a contributor to Oceancity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com and works as an Academic Counselor at Delaware Technical Community College. He assists students with academic advisement, teaches first year seminars, manages the food pantry, and serves as advisor for the Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the Community College Honor Society. An English major at the College of the Holy Cross, Jack has always loved to write and is grateful for the opportunity to be a contributor to this site. He received an an M.B.A. from Clark University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. When he is not working or writing, he can be found out and about in Ocean City and surrounding towns, enjoying the amazing attractions they have to offer.

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