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Festive 4 Ingredient Pretzel Almond Bark

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This 4 ingredient pretzel almond bark is the perfect Christmas-themed sweet treat to put together in just a few minutes. 

It’s crunchy, nutty, chocolatey and so much fun to make and enjoy. 

I’ve grabbed a few treat bags and mixed together my 3 ingredient moose poop candy and my chocolate Rudolph treats to make a fun small gift to give to friends in the past.

Pieces of chocolate almond bark on a white plate with christmas greenery around the plate.

Why This Almond Bark Recipe Works

  1. It takes hardly any time to put together. The longest part of the recipe is actually waiting for everything to set up in the freezer.
  2. It’s super versatile. You can mix up the candy or the types of chocolate to make it your own unique recipe.
  3. It’s only four ingredients!

Ingredients For the 4 Ingredient Pretzel Almond Bark Recipe

Almonds: Use good quality almonds. They’ll add a nice crunch factor to the festive bark. They can be salted or unsalted but try to use toasted/roasted almonds to enhance the flavor of the chocolate bark recipe overall. You can also buy whole almonds and chop them yourself versus buying already chopped almonds.

Pretzels: Pretzels bring some beautiful saltiness to the bark which complements the sweetness of the chocolate. And of course, when halved, they also look like reindeer antlers. 

Chocolate: Use good quality milk or semi-sweet chocolate. This really makes a difference in how the flavor of the almond bark turns out. 

Candy: You can use pretty much any candy of your choice. I would recommend red Smarties (Canada), Skittles or gumdrops for the noses, candy googly eyes, snowflake sprinkles, and anything Christmassy! 

The ingredients for this reindeer candy bark. Ingredients shown are chocolate, almonds, three different candies, and pretzels.

How to Make 4 Ingredient Pretzel Almond Bark

  1. Coarsely chop the almonds if you’re starting with whole almonds.
  2. Cut pretzels into halves to make loops. 
  3. Melt chocolate in a bowl and add the almonds. 
  4. Pour melted chocolate on a baking sheet
  5. Top with pretzels, eyes, and smarties or red gumdrops to make reindeer faces.
  6. Let chill and break into pieces. 

Tips & Variations for this Pretzel Almond Bark Recipe 

  • If you’re using a food processor to crush the almonds, make sure you don’t over-process them- you want them to have a bit of a coarse texture. 
  • Use any kind of chocolate you prefer. You could use a combination of milk and white chocolate or even dark chocolate if you want to. 
  • You could also swirl two different kinds of chocolate to make a nice pattern if you have a few extra minutes. 
  • Another great variation to bring is to use hazelnuts instead of almonds. 
  • Spread the melted chocolate evenly on a lined baking sheet. I would recommend using a silicone mat or wax paper to make it easier for you to peel the chocolate off. 
  • Stick to 1 to 2-inch thickness when you’re spreading the melted chocolate. 
  • When you’re melting chocolate in a microwave, be careful not to overheat it, and keep pausing and stirring at every 10-second interval. I would highly recommend using a double boiler to melt chocolate because it is much easier to control things with that method. 
  • Gently press all your decorations and sprinkles onto the chocolate when it has just started to cool down but is still warm and soft enough to touch. 
  • Allow it to chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator and harden before you break it. 

How to Serve the 4 Ingredient Pretzel Bark

I love serving this pretzel almond bark along with my other classic Christmas desserts and sweet treats. The simple, no-fail flavors work so well with my 5 ingredient white chocolate Christmas crack and my 4 ingredient snowman poop

I wanted to mention that you don’t have to make this pretzel bark Christmas-themed. Feel free to add different-shaped pretzels and candies that reflect the time of year you’re making it. I’ve made 5 Ingredient Buttery Pecan Bark and 4 Ingredient Nutter Butter Bark!

Storage Ideas & Suggestions

Your leftover pretzel almond bark can be stored for up to a week. You can choose to refrigerate it, or even just transfer it to an airtight jar or container and let it stay in a cool and dark place at room temperature. 

You can also freeze your reindeer chocolate bark in order to make this dessert ahead of time. Be sure to freeze it in an air-tight freezer-friendly container, and it’s a great idea to separate the pieces with parchment or waxed paper so the pieces don’t stick together.

Questions You Might Have

  1. Can I use 70% dark chocolate for this recipe?
    Absolutely you can. However, the darker the chocolate, the more bitter it is. So you’ll want to add some powdered sugar to the melted chocolate to sweeten it up if you prefer a sweeter dessert chocolate.
  2. Can I use different nuts for the bark?
    Yes. Feel free to use any nut you prefer. You can also leave the nuts out if you prefer and replace them with crispy rice pieces!

Did you make this super cute homemade pretzel almond bark recipe? I’d love to hear what you thought about it by leaving a comment and a star rating below! If you wish to ask me questions about the recipe directly, please feel free to send me an email at [email protected]. Have a fantastic day!

Yield: 10 ounces

Festive 4 Ingredient Pretzel Almond Bark

4 Ingredient pretzel almond bark square image

Indulge in the holiday spirit with this delightfully easy and charming 4-Ingredient Pretzel Almond Bark. This no-fuss recipe combines the salty crunch of pretzels with the rich creaminess of melted chocolate, mixed with crushed almonds and a touch of festive and adorable candy decorations that form sweet Rudolph reindeer.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 8 ounces of high quality sweetened dark chocolate
  • 2 ounces of milk chocolate
  • 7-8 mini pretzels
  • 4 tbsp. whole almonds, toasted and salted, or use the same amount of crushed almonds.
  • 10-12 candy eyes
  • 1 tbsp. white sprinkles (snowflakes)
  • Red and green chocolate candy (for decoration)


    1. Chop whole almonds into coarse crumbs. If you have a food processor, use it on pulse mode. Make sure the nuts do not turn into flour. If you are using store bought prepared chopped almonds, you can skip this step.

    2. Chop the chocolate randomly and place in a bowl. Add the prepared nut crumbs. Heat over a steam bath, stirring until smooth. Be careful not to overheat or burn the chocolate.

    3. Cut the mini pretzels in half with a knife to make loops.

    4. Line a tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This will make it easier to remove the bark once it has cooled and hardened.

    Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared parchment. Spread it evenly with a spatula, creating a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

    5. Add eyes, dragees, and pretzels to make reindeer faces. You can make as many reindeer as you like. While the chocolate is still soft spread them evenly over the surface, pressing down lightly to make them stick. Sprinkle with snowflakes.

    Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.

    When the chocolate has set, remove the bark from the baking sheet and break into desired size pieces.


    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 301Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 3mgSodium 312mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 3gSugar 20gProtein 5g

    All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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