Dark Chocolate Pretzel Fudge

1 (8 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate squares (I used Baker's brand)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. crushed pretzel pieces (approximately 25 small twist pretzels)
Additional whole small twist pretzels (approximately 20 additional pretzels)
Fleur de sel or sea salt (optional)

1.  Line an 8"x8" pan with an aluminum foil or parchment paper sling.

2.  Melt the chocolate and condensed milk together in a small saucepan over low heat.  Remove from heat and stir in pretzel pieces.

3.  Spread 1/2 of the chocolate mixture in the prepared pan; top with a layer of whole pretzels.  Pour remaining chocolate mixture on top and spread it evenly.  Top with a sprinkling of fleur de sel or sea salt (optional).

4.  Refrigerate for about two hours or until firm; cut into small squares.

(Note - The pretzels do begin to soften after a couple of days.  It's still tasty after they soften, but just be aware that the pretzel 'crunch' fades.  So ... if you want to 'keep the crunch,' eat up within a day or two!)


Source:  The Kitchen is My Playground