Make these brownies asap. Make them because it’s Thursday, make them because it won’t stop raining, make them for yourself, make them for your friends. Whatever you do, make these brownies. They are seriously SO good. Don’t worry – there’s no hidden chickpeas or black beans in these. They are just delicious fudgy brownies.
Not only are they some of the best brownies I’ve ever tasted, they also take 10 minutes to mix and 25 to cook, so you’ll have fresh baked brownies in the time it would take you to drive somewhere and buy them. Plus they mix up in one bowl, so dishes are pretty easy.
Fair warning, if you make them for yourself you might eat the whole pan in one sitting 🙂
Dark Chocolate Pretzel Brownies
10 tbsp unsalted butter
1 and 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder (I love Hershey’s Special Dark)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 and 1/4 cup dark chocolate covered pretzels
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet)
Preheat your oven to 325°. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil (if you leave extra hanging over the sides of the pan you can pull the brownies easily out of the pan when they’re cooked).
Cut your butter into chunks. Place it in a large microwave-safe bowl with the sugar and cocoa powder. Microwave for 30 second increments, mixing between each, and continue until melted. Once it’s melted, stir in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time and mix. Whisk in flour until fully combined. Your batter will be very thick. Add chocolate covered pretzels into the batter, saving some for the top.
Add the batter into your prepared pan. Spread it evenly across the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and your remaining pretzels. Add sea salt to the top. Bake for 25 minutes. To test if the brownies are done, poke with a toothpick or fork – it should come out clean or with only a few crumbs. Cool brownies, cut, and enjoy!
adapted from: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/09/29/triple-chocolate-pretzel-brownies/