Pretzel Crusted Fudge Topped Brownies: GYCO

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!

GYCO - Chocolate

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

Pretzel Crust
3 cups small pretzels
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
½ cup powdered sugar

Brownie Layer
1 family size box brownie mix, prepared according to box instructions
Your favorite from scratch brownies, prepared

Fudge Topping
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp butter

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.


  1. Clearly we're on the same page adding pretzels to our desserts!

  2. *faint*

    yepp. you made me faint. because just AHHHHYUMMMMM

  3. Oh. My. Word-- YUM! Thanks for cooking it up with us Amy!!

  4. Pretzels and chocolate make me so happy. Yum!

  5. 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.

    I'm a new follower, would love it if you stopped by when you have a chance.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  6. Hi Amy, I'm stopping by from the challenge.... good stuff here!

  7. These look to die for! I love mixing salty and sweet together. YUM. Thanks for the recipe! Pinned for later as well. :)

    Michelle @ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby

  8. Hi Amy! I think your treat looks so delicious! Oh, Yes!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  9. Love that I can have a piece and get both fudge and a brownie! Looks sinful! Stopping by from GYCO.

    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

  10. I saw these again at WCFS... and I'm still craving these!

  11. These look OBSCENE! Definitely going to give them a go this weekend, my kids will be in sugar heaven :)

    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

  12. 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!

  13. These look wonderful Amy. Great idea you have scheduling past recipe to facebook. I never would have found these otherwise.


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