Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel And Sea Salt Brownies

I'm back with a second recipe post today. Sorry or you're welcome (depending on if you're into sweet recipes or not... This is the last one though)

I should have titled this post brownies on crack because the title is so long. I'm not going to lie, these take a bit of work and have multiple steps but the pay off is TOTALLY worth it. These may just be the best thing I've ever made. When my husband tried them, I swear his eyes rolled back in his head and he almost fainted. MAKE THEM!!

Step 1- Brownies

In a bowl mix together- 

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup  melted butter

1 and a half cups sugar

1 and a half teaspoons vanilla

3 eggs

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

(I actually doubled this because I needed to make a lot for Mother's Day)

Once you're done, line a baking pan with wax paper and pour your batter in. 

Step 2- peanut butter filling. 

Put the following in a bowl and mix until well blended. 

4 tbl of butter, melted 
1/2 cup powdered sugar 
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 
Pinch of salt 
1 tsp vanilla

Pour the peanut butter mix on top of the brownie batter and then use a knife to swirl everything together like you see in the picture above. 

Take pretzel sticks and layer them on top in whatever pattern makes you happy. Just remember that you're going to have to cut these babies so try to arrange the pretzels in a way that will be easy for you to cut squares out of. 

Best part ever and NOT to be left out-- sprinkle ground sea salt on top. Don't skimp but don't overload. This really makes the brownies!! 

Bake them in a 325 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. Like I said, I doubled this recipe so my baking time was more like an hour or a little more even. 

Let them cool for 30 minutes before cutting them. Boom baby, you're done!

These brownies are straight heavenly and I will be making them over and over and over again. The combo of the chocolate and peanut butter and sea salt is SO dreamy and the pretzels are fun and give it a nice little crunch. 

Enjoy, and if you make them don't forget to comment and let me know how they turned out! 


  1. Oh my gosh, totally making these! I love it when salt and sweet can go together like this (i.e. salted caramels?) YUM.

    Sarah @ Life As Always

    1. Ugh yes! At Disney world there is this sweet shop in the germany part of Epcot that has dark chocolate sea salted caramels. I die!!