Chocolates are expensive for a reason: making them requires patience, precision, and undivided attention. But don't let that deter you! These dark chocolate clusters contain an easy-to-make honey-caramel recipe and simple method of tempering chocolate.
Learn how to make homemade salty chocolate pretzel clusters.
This chocolate pretzel cluster recipe offers straightforward instructions that will allow you to make homemade caramel and tempered chocolate in a snap. Making tempered chocolate and caramel does require exact temperatures, so it's recommended that you buy a candy thermometer and a chocolate thermometer. Be sure to read the instructions beforehand, so you are aware of the process and don't have to start over.
1/3 cup honey Equipment Makes approximately 24 clusters.
1 cup sugar
(splash of water)
1/3 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups (1 pound) dark chocolate, such as Guittard 72% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate, tempered
1 medium-size bag of pretzels, broken up into small pieces
Coarse sea salt (optional)
Large heavy-bottom saucepan
Parchment paper or Silpats
1/3 cup honey
Makes approximately 24 clusters.