These Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies are perfectly thick and chewy. A pretzel crust adds a slightly crunchy texture with a caramel sundae topping and pretzel garnishment. No need to wait for an edge piece with these beauties!
Have you seen those brownie pans where every piece is an edge piece? Well, I guess I’m not the only one scooping out those edges while the brownies are still warm. That sweet, crispy texture gets me every time. At last, no more fighting for those edges! This pretzel crust is all the crispy you will ever need.
I debated on whether to make the caramel sauce from scratch, but decided simple is what I have time for! A nice jar of caramel sundae syrup with a sprinkle of kosher salt is all you’ll ever need. No one wants to wait longer than they have to to dig into pure chocolate delight.
My fixation with caramels and pretzels has no end in sight! It started with one of my first posts, the Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini. Things got a bit crazier with my idea to add the topping onto sweet potatoes, and now we have it with these brownies. I can’t promise it won’t happen again!
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- 6 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- 2 sticks Salted Butter
- 1 1/3 c. Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 1/2 c. Flour
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 2 c. Pretzels
- 1/4 c. Sugar
- 1/2 c. Butter; melted
Make the pretzel crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together melted butter, sugar and crushed pretzels. Line bottom of a 12 X 9 baking pan with parchment paper; evenly spread pretzel mixture on top. Bake crust for 6 minutes.
In a medium bowl; mix together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl; microwave together 2 sticks of melted butter and the chocolate for around 1 minute. Continue microwaving until melted; stirring every 30 seconds. To the melted chocolate; add eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix until combined. Stir flour mixture into the chocolate mixture. Pour brownie batter over the top of the pretzel crust and bake for around 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly and lift out of baking pan. Cut brownies into squares and top with caramel sundae sauce; kosher salt and a pretzel before serving.