Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Brownies

I have quite the collection of brownie recipes but you can never have too many.

And I have a thing for chocolate-covered pretzels. Give me a bag and watch them all disappear.

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Brownies - Fudgy, not at all cakey, so easy, and topped with chocolate-covered pretzels!! Salty-and-sweet treats always hit the spot and these are just irresistible!!

I’ve made Salted Caramel Pretzel-Topped Fudgy BrowniesPretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies, and in keeping with the pretzel theme, I did it again. This time I used chocolate-covered pretzels and used my current favorite brownie base.

It’s a fast, easy, one-bowl, no mixer recipe that’s as easy as using a mix. The brownies are ultra fudgy, not at all cakey, ridiculously rich, and boldly chocolaty.

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Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Brownies - Fudgy, not at all cakey, so easy, and topped with chocolate-covered pretzels!! Salty-and-sweet treats always hit the spot and these are just irresistible!!

The crunchy pretzels are the perfect contrast to the fudgy brownies and add awesome texture. And I can’t resist salty-and-sweet treats.

I used storebought chocolate-covered pretzels but you could make your own if you want to get crafty.

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Brownies - Fudgy, not at all cakey, so easy, and topped with chocolate-covered pretzels!! Salty-and-sweet treats always hit the spot and these are just irresistible!!

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Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Brownies

This is a fast, easy, one-bowl, no mixer brownie recipe that’s as easy as using a mix. The brownies are ultra fudgy, not at all cakey, ridiculously rich, and boldly chocolaty. The crunchy pretzels are the perfect contrast to the fudgy brownies and add awesome texture. And I can’t resist salty-and-sweet treats.

Yield: one 8x8-inch pan, 9 to 12 generous squares

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 23 to 25 minutes

Total Time: 2+ hours, for cooling

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used Trader Joe's 72% Pound Plus Bar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (leftover or cold coffee is okay), optional but recommended
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules, optional but recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • about 30 chocolate-covered pretzels, or as needed to cover surface (I used one 5-ounce bag of Flipz Milk Chocolate Pretzels and had a few leftover)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil leaving overhang and spray with cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
  2. To a large microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, chocolate, and heat on high power to melt, about 2 minutes. Stop to check and stir after 1 minute. Heat in 15-second increments until chocolate has melted and mixture can be stirred smooth. Allow mixture to cool momentarily before adding the eggs so they don't scramble.
  3. Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, optional coffee, optional espresso granules (neither make brownies taste like coffee and both enhance and round out the chocolate flavor), salt, and whisk vigorously to combine.
  4. Add the flour and stir until smooth and combined; don't overmix.
  5. Turn the batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula as necessary and bake for about 21 to 24 minutes, or until center has just set and is no longer glossy. A toothpick should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Baking times will vary based on climate, oven, and exact brands of ingredients used. Always bake until done, whatever time that means for you.
  6. As soon as brownies emerge from the oven, carefully (the brownies are hot) top with pretzels in an even, flat layer. The chocolate on the pretzels will begin to melt slightly from the heat of the brownies which is a good thing because this acts to 'glue' the pretzels onto the brownies.
  7. Allow brownies to cool in pan on top of a wire rack for at least 2 hours. Lift brownies out using foil overhang, slice, and serve. Brownies will keep airtight at room temp for up to 1 week, in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. I prefer these brownies slightly chilled and store them in the fridge and the pretzels stay fairly crunchy.

Adapted from The Best Turtle BrowniesThe Best Pumpkin Cream Cheese- Filled Brownies,  Fudgy Andes Mint Brownies, and Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies

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19 comments

  1. I totally agree, you can never possibly have too many brownie recipes and these are definitely going into my collection!

  2. You can never have too many brownie or peanut butter cookie recipes! And putting chocolate-covered pretzels on top is sheer genius. I’m not crafty, so I’ll buy mine!

  3. Sweet and salty with a little crunch – a favorite trio of mine too! You have awesome brownie recipes…and so many of them!

  4. So much chocolate goodness!! These brownies sound incredible! 

  5. There’s totally no such thing as too many brownie recipes! I’m seriously in awe over the creativity of these gorgeous ‘thangs! I never would have thought to put choc-covered pretzels on top of my brownie batter, but it just makes TOTAL sense!

  6. This looks amazing! I’ve always loved chocolate and pretzels together, but I kind of forgot about it! This recipe will jog my memory! 
    xx Lane

  7. Oh my gosh! These, and every other brownie recipe on this post look incredible!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  8. These are so simple yet so genius. I can eat an entire bag of chocolate covered pretzels in one sitting!

  9. Chocolate covered pretzels are just irresistible! So hard to put the bag down! 

  10. I LOVE the combo of sweet and salty! Will definitely have to try this!

  11. Yes never too much brownie :)

  12. These look heavenly! I’ll take 10! 

  13. Just when I thought brownies couldn’t get any better, you proved me wrong. I LOVE the idea of putting chocolate covered pretzels on them. Sounds simply divine!

  14. Hey..This looks amazing! I’ve always loved chocolate and pretzels together, but I kind of forgot about it! This recipe will jog my memory! These, and every other brownie recipe on this post look incredible!

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