Pretzel Crusted Brownies

September 6, 2010

I came across this recipe and was intrigued.

Pretzels and brownies?

Salty and Sweet?

I love salty and sweet.  Raisins in popcorn.  Chocolate covered pretzels.  Heck even salt on an apple.

This recipe hits all those notes and more.

I love how versatile this recipe is too.  You don’t have to put the cherries in there.  You could add a layer of caramel.  You could add bacon.  You could add dried apricots.  I think you get my drift.

Gewey chocolatey awesomeness.

Pretzel-Crusted Brownies


  • 3 C Pretzels, Crushed
  • 5 T Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 C Butter, Melted
  • 1 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  • 1-⅔ C Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ C Butter, Melted
  • ¼ C Half and Half
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • 1-½ C Flour
  • ¾ C Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 C Dried Cherries
  • For the crust, combine the pretzels, sugar, and melted butter in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Press into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 400F for 6-7 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and let cool slightly while you make the brownie batter.

    For the batter, first thoroughly combine the sugar and melted butter. Add the half and half, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder, then add this to the wet ingredients. Once everything is evenly mixed, fold in the dried cherries and spread the mixture across the pretzel crust. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.

    This makes about 32 yummy brownies. 

    Another reason to love this recipe.  This makes a large pan of brownies. 

     To eat. 

     To share. 

    But mostly to eat.

    Here is the original recipe.  Another awesome blog!  Heather’s Dish has some really great recipes!



    1. […] and sweet.  Right up my alley.  Remember this […]

    2. Looking forward to trying this and the donut muffins!

      • Melanie-
        I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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