1teaspoonshorteningdo not use butter, margarine, spread or oil
16soft caramel candiesdivided
18small pretzel twists
Line cookies sheet or tray with parchment paper; set aside. Remove wrappers from chewy caramel candies; chop and set aside.
Place semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Spread over parchment paper in rectangular shape (about 11x13-inches).
Remove wrappers from soft caramels. Place 8 caramels and 1-1/2 teaspoons heavy cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds or until caramels are melted and smooth when stirred. Drizzle over chocolate.
Sprinkle reserved chewy caramel pieces over chocolate and caramel. Top with pretzels, breaking to get good coverage.
Melt remaining 8 soft caramels and remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons heavy cream in small microwave bowl following above melting directions for soft caramels. Drizzle over bark.
Refrigerate until very firm. Break into pieces. For best results store in one layer in airtight container in cool, dry place. Makes about 1 pound candy. Recipe created for The Hershey Company by Chef in Training.
Recipe courtesy and reprinted with permission of Hershey’s.