Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

Happy #WorldChocolateDay! If you’re looking for a way to enjoy your chocolate with a salty crunch, give this Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark a try.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1 bag Unique Extra Dark “Splits” pretzels
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • Sea salt

 

STEPS:?

Spread aluminum foil or parchment paper on an 11″ x 17″ baking sheet, and preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Break apart the Unique Extra Dark “Splits” pretzels and spread onto the prepared baking sheet. Combine butter and light brown sugar in saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve sugar until a thick caramel sauce is formed. Pour caramel sauce over the spread pretzel pieces and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with chocolate chips, baking again for 1 minute more. Then stir mixture to evenly mix in chocolate, sprinkle with sea salt, and set aside to cool for 2 to 3 hours. Break into pieces and enjoy!

 

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6 Layer Taco Dip

July is a great time of year for fresh tastes and snacks to share. Why not put the two together with this delicious 6-layer dip? It’s a big hit at outdoor parties with a bowl of pretzels for dipping!

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1 bag Unique Shells pretzels

1 ½ cups refried beans

1 ¾ cups guacamole

1 ½ cups sour cream

2 tomatoes

8oz. shredded cheddar cheese

 

STEPS:?

Heat refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven until hot, stirring frequently. Spread beans onto the bottom of a (preferably clear) bowl. Allow beans to cool down for about 10 minutes. Cover refried beans with complete Unique Shells and pieces, then coat the pretzel layer with guacamole. Spread sour cream layer on top, cover with shredded cheese, then tomatoes, and lastly decorate with a few final Shells. Refrigerate until chilled, serve to friends, and dig in!

 

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Unique Pretzels Stands with Folds of Honor

Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. announced today that they will introduce an Original “Splits” Pretzel bag benefiting Folds of Honor this August

 UP_Original-Splits_Folds-of-Honor_8ozBag_Presentation_01a_mmUnique Pretzels has proudly partnered with Folds of Honor to introduce the Folds of Honor Original “Splits” Pretzels 11-ounce bag that will be available in grocery stores this August.  For each bag that is sold, Unique Pretzels will donate five cents to Folds of Honor.

Since 2007, Folds of Honor has honored a mission to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled Service-members.  Now Unique Pretzel fans can support this cause and still enjoy the same, great original split-open pretzel that they have come to know and love.

“We are excited to team up with Folds of Honor,” said Justin Spannuth, Chief Operating Officer at Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. “We strongly believe in their mission to give back to military families that have made the ultimate sacrifice in fighting for our freedom. Those individuals gave everything, and it is our responsibility to ensure that their family members receive the training and skills they need to succeed.”

For more information on Folds of Honor visit www.FoldsofHonor.org.

Unique “Splits” S’Mores Recipe

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It’s Spring time! And for many people spring means s’mores around a campfire. This twist on the usual s’mores recipe adds a bit of salt and a wonderful pretzel crunch to the mix. Give it a shot!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Unique Splits pretzels
  • Standard sized marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate bars
  • Golden graham crackers

 

STEPS:Break graham crackers along perforated lines to form Splits pretzel-sized pieces. Separate milk chocolate bars into quarters, or your preferred size pieces. Toast marshmallows over an open flame, preferably a campfire, until golden brown. Optionally burn a few spots onto the marshmallow. Lay chocolate pieces onto graham cracker pieces, followed by toasted marshmallow, and then top with a Unique Splits pretzel. Press the pretzel down into the marshmallow for maximum gooey-deliciousness. Let cool to a safe temperature, and enjoy!

Unique Pretzels Fish Fillet Pretzel Crust Recipe

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
2 cups Unique “Splits” pretzels
4 trout fillets, thawed
4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons mustard (of your choice)
¼ cup olive oil

STEPS:In a resealable plastic bag, crush Unique “Splits” pretzels into small crust/breading size pieces. Evenly coat trout fillets with mustard, then season with salt and pepper. Lay the mustard coated trout fillets in the pretzel crumbs and press to help adhere the crust. In a frying pan or skillet, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add trout fillets, pretzel crumb side down. Cook until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes and then flip, cooking for 2 more minutes on the other side. Plate over rice and greens, or with a side of your choice.

Unique Pretzels Cheddar Beer Soup Recipe

Beer, cheese, and pretzels are as close to a perfect trio as it gets. So why not put all three together into one simple dish? A Unique Cheddar Beer soup!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Unique “Splits” (1bag)
  • Beer (12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 32 oz chicken broth ( or veggie broth)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

STEPS:

Place chicken broth, beer, celery, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. When the soup base is fully cooked, stir in shredded cheese, and heavy cream. Mix until cheese is melted and soup is smooth. You might need to use a blender to achieve an even consistency. Stir in the cornstarch and then cook on LOW for an additional 10-15 minutes to thicken the soup. Serve with a topping of freshly broken Unique pretzel bits.

Shells Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark Recipe

Try our Unique Shells Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark recipe!  It’s a quick and easy recipe for a holiday pretzel treat that is sure to delight your friends, family and co-workers this holiday season.
Looking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Ingredients:
  • 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells
  • 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate
  • 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate
  • Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles

 

Directions:
1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet
2. Cover the sheet with Original ShellsLooking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes

 

3. Melt dark and white chocolate Looking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes

 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate
Looking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes
Looking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes

 

 

5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate  Looking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes

 

6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes Looking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes

 

7. Break apart the bark and enjoy!Looking for a quick and easy #recipe for a holiday #pretzel treat? Try our Shells Peppermint Chocolate Bark! Ingredients: 1. 10 oz bag of Unique Pretzels Original Shells 2. 10 oz bag of Dark melting Chocolate 3. 10 oz bag of White melting Chocolate 4. Wilton Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles Directions: 1. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet 2. Cover the sheet with Original Shells 3. Melt dark and white chocolate 4. Drizzle dark chocolate over the Shells; followed by white chocolate 5. Sprinkle Peppermint crunch on top of the chocolate 6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator; wait 15 minutes 7. Break apart the bark and enjoy! . . . . . #getunique #uniquepretzels #recipe #recipes #holidayrecipes #christmas #pretzellove #chocolate #pretzels #easyrecipes #holidayheroes

Unique “Splits” Turkey Stuffing

Get Unique this Thanksgiving, by jazzing up your stuffing.  This recipe below will add a Unique and delicious touch to your Turkey.

INGREDIENTS:

Make your Thanksgiving Uniquely delicious with our "Splits" pretzel stuffing recipe.
Make your Thanksgiving Uniquely delicious with our “Splits” pretzel stuffing recipe.

3 cups Unique® Original or Sprouted Splits Pretzels, broken into 1” pieces

3 cups Whole Wheat bread broken into 1” cubes (or prepackaged dehydrated stuffing).

1 medium onion, chopped, sautéed

4 celery stalks, chopped, sautéed

1.5 cups Turkey broth

2 sticks of butter

1 Teaspoon Sage

1 Teaspoon Rosemary

1 Teaspoon Thyme

Salt & pepper to taste

STEPS:

Sauté Celery & Onion with Butter in a large covered pan 4-5 minutes until softened adding salt & pepper to taste. Combine all of the ingredients in a very large bowl, mixing together the broth & seasonings with the pretzels & bread. Sparingly add additional Turkey broth if needed to make the bread cubes evenly moistened. Fill the turkey cavity with the mixture and roast with the turkey. Place any remaining stuffing in a casserole. Cover remaining stuffing with foil and place in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Optionally: while baking, baste with turkey pan drippings to lend an “in-the-bird” flavor. To serve, sprinkle stuffing with Parsley Flakes before adding to the table for an improved appearance.

Unique Pretzels Exhibiting at Expo East 2017

Unique Pretzel Bakery showcases pretzels with five ingredients at Natural Products show in Baltimore

Visit Unique Pretzels at Booth #2207 at Natural Products Expo East
Visit Unique Pretzels at Booth #2207 at Natural Products Expo East

Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. will be exhibiting at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, MD this week. Natural Products Expo East is a leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. This event attracts a tremendous amount of industry professionals, as well as, exhibitors that showcase in the Baltimore Convention Center. Attendees travel to this top rated East Coast trade show to see new products and developments, learn about industry trends, increase product or brand awareness in the industry, and to network with colleagues and vendors.

Visit Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. in Booth #2207 to taste and learn about their delicious pretzels that are made with five simple ingredients. Unique Pretzels is dedicated to making pretzels with more flavor, fewer ingredients and a smarter baking process. Try their top rated pretzels in the following popularity order: Original “Splits,” Original Shells, Extra Dark “Splits”, Multi-Grain “Splits”, Extra Salt “Splits”, Unsalted “Splits”, Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Shells, and Sprouted 100% Whole Grain “Splits.”

Unique will be holding a Happy Hour in Booth #2207 on Thursday, September 14th from 1 PM to 5 PM and musical entertainment by Hunter Rich starting at 3 PM.

To schedule a meet-up, please visit them at their booth or contact the sales team directly by calling 1-888-477-5487 x 1302 or rrhoads@uniquesplits.com.

PA Cares: Unique Pretzels Organizes UNFI Trucks to Deliver Relief to Texas

Unique Pretzel Bakery has proudly teamed up with many Eastern, PA companies to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey

Reading, Pennsylvania— This week Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc. combined efforts with many Eastern, Pennsylvania companies to send supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey.  In the wake of such a horrific natural disaster for the Houston, Texas area, Unique Pretzels is proud to partner with United Natural Foods, Inc., a national food distributor, to deliver donations to the Red Cross managed help centers.

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UNFI trucks arrived at the Bakery to transport donations to Texas.

Unique Pretzels is excited to have worked with many amazing companies here in Pennsylvania, to help make an impact on the devastation that has hit our country and the families in the Houston area.  Appeeling Fruit, Berks Fire & Water Restoration, Berks Foods, Clover Farms, Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips, Just Born, Martin’s Potato Chips, Pardoe’s Perky Peanuts, Redner’s Markets, Rutter’s Markets, RM Palmer, Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, Unique Pretzel Bakery, and UNFI all organized efforts together to collect products ranging from bottled water, fresh fruit, deli meats, hotdogs, chips, pretzels, peanuts, candy and snack items, as well as, disinfectant cleaning products to be delivered to the devastated area.

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The Unique Warehouse was packed full of water, deli meats and hotdogs, chocolate, chips, and many snacks.

“We are excited to see the outpouring of support from these great businesses here in PA. With all of our companies working together to help, we were able to send four full trailers of food, drinks and cleaning supplies to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  We wanted to help the families and victims in a big way and give them one less thing to worry about during this extremely trying time,” said Justin Spannuth, COO at Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.

To follow the updates on this project, along with future charitable works for companies, groups or people in Pennsylvania, search and use #PACares on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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The Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.’s staff  members that helped get the products donated from various PA companies to Hurricane Harvey Victims.

ABOUT UNIQUE PRETZEL BAKERY

Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.  has been growing in popularity by offering the highest-quality pretzels for 96 years. Famous for their baked, split-open pretzel “Splits” and their bite-sized, hollow Shells, Unique Pretzels owned by the Spannuth family has been serving up delicious pretzel products for six generations.  Brand loyalty is inspired by the original recipe and an offering of an honest, time-tested snack. With industry longevity and a rich history, Unique produces pretzels consumers love, and retailers can rely on. Recognized in 2016 as “Snack Producer of the Year” by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine, a top source of production, technology and product news, ideas and solutions for the changing snack industry.