I’ve had this recipe brewing in my mind for quite some time, but never had quite the right time to make them.
Then two things happened at once.
First, Julie from White Lights on Wednesday & Jen from Four Marrs One Venus announced that this month’s Get Your Chef On (GYCO) challenge was chocolate (cheers and applause!) I seriously love all things chocolate and was so glad for an excuse to finally create the recipe that’s been on my mind for months!
And second, we were having some company and I always like to have treats on hand when we have company.
And also, it’s been way to long since I played up the salty-sweet combination. And this recipe takes it to the nth degree! It is awesome! There is a salty-sweet, slightly caramelized pretzel layer, followed by brownies, and topped with fudge.
I’d say that you only need one, but let’s get real. Once you start in on these things, you are not stopping until the pan is empty!
Pretzel Crusted Fudge Topped Brownies
An Amy’s Cooking Adventures Original Recipe
3 cups small pretzels
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
½ cup powdered sugar
1 family size box brownie mix, prepared according to box instructions
Your favorite from scratch brownies, prepared
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Pulse the pretzels in a food processor until they are broken down into a coarse crumb. Stir in the powdered sugar, followed by the butter and stir until evenly coated. Press the pretzel mixture evenly into a 9x13 in cake pan and bake for 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, in the same bowl, mix up the brownies. Pour the brownie batter over the pretzel crust and bake for 18 minutes or until just slightly underdone.
While the brownies bake, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl or a double boiler. Melt until smooth, then stir in the vanilla.
Pour the fudge mixture over the brownies and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the fudge sets.
Cool brownies completely before slicing.
Clearly we're on the same page adding pretzels to our desserts!ReplyDelete
yepp. you made me faint. because just AHHHHYUMMMMM
Oh. My. Word-- YUM! Thanks for cooking it up with us Amy!!ReplyDelete
Pretzels and chocolate make me so happy. Yum!ReplyDelete
This sounds delicious and I'm starting to like using pretzels for the crust. Just came from Julie's GYCO at White Lights On Wednesday.ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower, would love it if you stopped by when you have a chance.
Hi Amy, I'm stopping by from the challenge.... good stuff here!ReplyDelete
this is yummy yum. loving it.ReplyDelete
These look to die for! I love mixing salty and sweet together. YUM. Thanks for the recipe! Pinned for later as well. :)ReplyDelete
Michelle @ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby
Hi Amy! I think your treat looks so delicious! Oh, Yes!ReplyDelete
Love that I can have a piece and get both fudge and a brownie! Looks sinful! Stopping by from GYCO.ReplyDelete
Michelle @Ms. enPlace
I saw these again at WCFS... and I'm still craving these!ReplyDelete
These look OBSCENE! Definitely going to give them a go this weekend, my kids will be in sugar heaven :)ReplyDelete
Found you via Show & Share Wednesday. I'm going to have to follow you now, or risk missing your next chocolate masterpiece!
(¸.•´ (¸.•`¤... Jennifer
Jenn's Random Scraps
Oh my goodness...these look fantastic! We would love for you to share with our Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party!:) Just put it up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/05/kitchen-fun-crafty-friday-link-party.htmlReplyDelete
These look wonderful Amy. Great idea you have scheduling past recipe to facebook. I never would have found these otherwise.ReplyDelete