Monday, February 20, 2017

Triple Chocolate Pretzel Brownies

ok, I know I already have TONS of brownie recipes, but seriously, can one ever have too many?? This one is for the serious chocoholic. It's also for those who love a little salty with their sweet. I was in the mood for something CRAZY chocolate when I happened upon these little beauties on a blog called Sally's Baking Addiction. (if you've never seen it, you should definitely check it out!)
 I figured anything called "triple chocolate" deserved a browse, and after reading it, I knew I had found my crazy chocolate something! And let me just tell you, they absolutely live up to their name. SO rich and indulgent and extremely chocolatey. Oh, and btw, they're super easy to make too! You don't even need a mixer!
So, thanx SBA, for another great recipe! Add this one to your brownie repertoire and make this for the chocoholics in your life. You're gonna need a talk glass of milk for this one! Serious yum.

10 tbs unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup + 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups chopped chocolate covered pretzels
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
sea salt

 Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished brownies out.
 Melt the butter, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a large bowl in the microwave. Melt in 30 second increments and stir after each time until the butter is completely melted. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition. Add the flour, beating with a whisk until fully combined. Gently fold the chocolate covered pretzels into the batter, leaving a few to sprinkle on top. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Scatter the chocolate chips and reserved chocolate covered pretzel pieces on top. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake for 25 minutes and check the brownies for doneness. Insert a toothpick inserted in the center. If it comes out with only a few crumbs, the brownies are done. Do not bake over 30 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

I used a 9" square pan. If you use an 8" pan, your brownies will be slightly thicker.
Also be sure to line your pan with parchment with enough hanging over to be able to lift them out of the pan. That's always a great tip for making easier cuts that won't damage your pan.

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