Sweet, Salty, Chewy, and Crunchy Brownies

I seriously have no idea what to call these things. If I listed all the ingredients in them, they’d become something along the lines of “Pretzel, Peanut, Salted Caramel Brownies”. But I kind of like describing them by the contrasting aspects of those ingredients. Hence “Sweet, Salty, Chewy, Crunchy Brownies”. My friend M preferred to just call them “Super Brownies”. Whatever you decide to call them, they’re awesome.

I whipped these up for a little gathering of friends and we could barely put a dent in them! They’re very rich and indulgent, so even though I had cut the 8×8 pan of brownies into 16 pieces, a bunch of us still prefered to share one brownie. Definitely plan to have a cup of cold milk nearby when you enjoy these.

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Sweet, Salty, Chewy, and Crunchy Brownies

Yield: 16

Ingredients:

1 batch brownies (made from mix or scratch)
1 (11 ounce) bag Kraft Caramel Bits, or about 3/4 of a bag of Kraft Caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup half & half
1/2 tsp sea salt
12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening
1 cup mini pretzels, slightly broken
1 cup lightly salted peanuts, roughly chopped

Directions:

Line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with foil all the way to the top and brush with oil. Make the brownies and cool completely.

Melt the caramels with the half and half in a large bowl in the microwave on high heat. Stir every thirty seconds until melted. Pour over cooled brownies. Sprinkle sea salt on top of caramel. Let cool until set.

Melt the chocolate and shortening in a large bowl in the microwave on high heat. Stir every thirty seconds until melted. Mix in the pretzels and peanuts. Spread over brownies. Cool and serve.

Recipe adapted from The Cooking Photographer

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7 Responses to “Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Jenn @ BentoForKidlet — January 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Those look amazing! Pretzels and chocolate are a delicious combo! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Vanessa — January 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I love it! Everyone IS thinking about health and I can’t stop thinking about cake! 😉
    These look yummy!

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    stephchows — January 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    mmm I bet those add a nice crunch! sounds great!

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    Sunshine — January 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Oh man oh man oh man! I love this combo! My local frozen custard place makes a sweet n’ salty combo just like it. Now I’m gonna have to make the cookies for when I can’t get my custard fix.

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    Mrs. Alex P — January 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I made these last week after reading your post; they were awesome!

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    teresacooks — February 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I just made these, and they’re So good! I posted about it at http://www.teresacooks.com
    I’ve got my eye on the cookie dough brownies next, I like your style!

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    Kristi — October 13, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I made these tonight, they taste really good. I didn’t follow your exact recipe. I only used about 1 1/4 c pretzels. I wish I had used more. My only issue is that the pretzels didn’t stay crispy. I really enjoy your blog.

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