Oh, these brownies. I saw them on Pinterest in addition to couldn’t terminate thinking nearly them! Lately I’m loving the salty-sweet-crunchiness that comes amongst adding pretzels to baked goods. And I intend saucepan brownies are the bee’s knees. Geoff is such a peanut butter fan that he would in all probability swallow cardboard if I smothered it inwards peanut butter frosting, then of class he was a fan! These are then decadent that a small-scale slice is definitely sufficient, but every seize amongst teeth is a wonderful mixture of flavour in addition to texture. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips inwards both the brownies in addition to the chocolate pretzels, in addition to it worked great! I also used a nine x nine pan instead of an xi x 7, in addition to increased the baking fourth dimension to nearly xl minutes.
1/2 loving cup (1 stick) salted butter
8 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet (or semi-sweet) chocolate
1 1/4 cups sugar
three large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 loving cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Peanut Butter Frosting Layer
1/2 loving cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened to room temperature
1 loving cup creamy peanut butter
1 – two cups confectioners’ sugar
Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels (or occupation store-bought chocolate covered pretzels)
25 mini pretzel twists
two oz semisweet chocolate
- Make the chocolate covered pretzels first. In a medium bowl, pause upwardly in addition to melt the two oz of chocolate inwards the microwave for xxx seconds.
- Stir. Continue microwaving in 10 2nd intervals until completely melted. Toss the pretzels into the melted chocolate in addition to stir around until they are generally coated.
- They don’t convey to hold off perfect because y’all volition pause them upwardly whatsoever way.
- Chill the pretzels piece y’all brand the brownies.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray xi x vii inch baking pan (or thirteen x nine inch baking pan for thinner brownies) amongst cooking spray. Set aside.
- Melt butter in addition to semi-sweet chocolate inwards a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly (about half dozen minutes).
- Remove from estrus in addition to allow cool to room temperature (about xv minutes).
- Stir saccharide into cooled chocolate/butter mixture until combined.
- Add inwards the eggs ane at a time, whisking until shine later on each addition.
- Whisk inwards the vanilla. Gently bend inwards the flour in addition to salt.
- Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the live on past times amongst a knife.
- Bake for approx 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out *almost* clean.
- While the brownies are baking, laid peanut butter frosting layer.
- Using an electrical handheld or stand upwardly mixer, cream the butter in addition to peanut butter on medium speed until completely shine in addition to no to a greater extent than chunks of butter are visible.
- Slowly mix inwards confectioners’ sugar, starting amongst but ane cup.
- Add to a greater extent than confectioners’ saccharide if needed. You desire a rattling thick frosting layer. I used nearly 1.5 cups.
- Once brownies are done inwards the oven in addition to completely cooled (about 1 hr of cooling time), frost amongst peanut butter frosting.
- Chop upwardly your chocolate covered pretzels in addition to layer them on live on past times of the frosting, gently pressing them downwardly then that they stick.
- Refrigerate brownies for nearly 30-60 minutes until the frosting “sets” on live on past times of the brownies.
- Cut into squares in addition to enjoy!