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Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownies

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It was 8:45 at night and two days before I was scheduled to leave on vacation, I should have probably been crossing other things off my ever growing to-do list. But I didn’t…I made brownies. That’s totally normal, right? This is my go to brownie recipe and works great for kitchen sink ideas like these potato chip brownies. I found it on Recipe Girl’s blog a while ago, and besides being super easy and almost a one pan mix, it tastes freaky brownie gooey good! Gooey salted caramel brownies with pretzelsThis was a total raid the cupboard and see what I can add type of recipe. It already has a lot of chocolate in it so adding more chocolate chips didn’t rock my boat. I found some pretzels and then some salted caramel candies, score! I was on the last base and just had to add everything together. In fifteen minutes I had a pan of brownies making a run for the oven, and ten of those minutes were probably spent rummaging in my god-awful pantry, Is yours as disorganized as mine? Please tell me it is. The brownies turned out good for being made so lackadaisical and spur of the moment but I’d rather use pretzel sticks next time instead of pretzel crisps. Don’t worry too much about how your caramel gets divided up, I just pulled them apart and randomly dropped blobs of it all over the surface and through the mix. This recipe is so foolproof it’s almost impossible to screw up, trust me. 

caramel pretzel brownies Crunchy and rich caramel chocolate brownies

 

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Brownies
Serves 9
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 stick unsalted butter
  5. 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bar, chopped
  6. 3/4 cup white sugar
  7. 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  8. 3 large eggs
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1/4 cup caramel candies, chopped into large cubes
  11. 1/4 cup crushed pretzels
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan with butter and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, sift the flour, cocoa and salt and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Once melted add the chocolate bar and stir with a whisk until well combined. Next add the sugars and stir well. Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir gently until well combined.
  5. Mix in half of the caramels and half of the crushed pretzels.
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and level with a spatula.
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the pretzels and caramel chunks over the surface.
  8. Place the tray in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.
  9. Let cool before cutting. Store in a sealed container.
Adapted from The Recipe Girl
Adapted from The Recipe Girl
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35 comments


  • These brownies look killer, the perfect blend of sweet and salty!

    July 22, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Laura!

      July 30, 2013
  • That and some vanilla ice cream would go down pretty good right now.

    July 22, 2013
    • And a big slab of tender brisket before that Chris!

      July 30, 2013
  • You totally hit a home run with these. LOVE pretzels and chocolate so I can’t imagine how fantastic these must taste. Vacation? Yes please! Have a wonderful time.

    July 22, 2013
    • It was amazing Tricia, I’ll be doing an Alaska recap soon :)

      July 30, 2013
  • You definitely pulled a rabbit out of a hat, these look amazing!

    July 22, 2013
  • These are so awesome! LOVE!!
    Have fun on Vacay!! I cannot wait to hear all about it!

    July 22, 2013
    • Thanks Tieghan!

      July 30, 2013
  • Yum! Have fun on vacation and have no fear, you are not alone. My pantry is a disaster. And I just cleaned it last week.

    July 22, 2013
    • Yess, I’m not the only one..:)

      July 30, 2013
  • I cannot wait to try these. I love the look if these. The combo of flavors looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    July 23, 2013
    • You’re welcome Tracy, thanks for checking in :)

      July 30, 2013
  • You’re baking right before you leave on vacation? I guess it’s okay because there’s no way these brownies will last more than 2 days. GREG

    July 23, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Greg!

      July 29, 2013
  • yes to all of this!

    July 24, 2013
  • These look dangerously tempting, Gerry. I am afraid that I wouldn’t stop just eating one or two. That’s bad.

    July 24, 2013
  • I want these for breakfast!! Holy deliciousness!

    July 24, 2013
  • i am doing this like TONIGHT! I just got throw eating a chocolate pretzel for a snack so what better way to enjoy those two ingredients than in a brownie! LOVE it

    July 24, 2013
  • It’s been SO long since I made brownies…I’m definitely adding these to my “to make” list because they look AMAZING!!

    July 31, 2013
  • These brownies look insane, G! I’m dying for one right now.

    July 31, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Ashley, they’re….all gone :)

      July 31, 2013
  • Okay, I would like to bury my head in these forever. SO GOOD!

    August 01, 2013
  • These look so good, how do I only eat one though!? Dangerous!

    August 01, 2013
  • These are RIGHT up my alley! I have a caramel pretzel BLONDIE recipe and I use TJs salted caramel sauce for them. Love that you used brownies. Chocolate. Cannot go wrong!

    Your potato chip brownies – I want! I’ve made the Christina Tosi Compost Cookie recipe with potato chips in them and I would love to make bars or brownies!

    August 02, 2013
  • Really want to try this! Looks nice and sticky! x

    August 06, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      The top is drier but the base is all sticky and gooey lumps of caramel Trisha :)

      August 06, 2013
  • This is something I can eat all day long !!!!! YUM!!!

    August 08, 2013
    • foodnessgracious

      Too easily Samina :)

      August 08, 2013
  • Nessa

    This sounds terrific!

    August 15, 2013
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    February 23, 2014
  • Yummy! that looks really scrumptious! so tasty for sure!

    July 05, 2014
    • foodnessgracious

      Thanks Michal!

      July 07, 2014
  • donna

    What kind of caramel candies did you use? Hard like Mcintosh toffee, or soft like those individually wrapped cubes?

    July 08, 2014
    • foodnessgracious

      Donna I used the harder variety, hope that helps.

      July 08, 2014

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