Gooey Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

This is a little concoction that my sweet wife came up with. And I’m just giving you fair warning… you best invite folks over when you make this otherwise you’ll eat the entire pan like I did.

I love a gooey brownie. Mixed with a salty crunch this is a match made in chocolate heaven! Let ‘em cool or serve warm with a heaping spoon of ice cream.

 

Gooey Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

Serves 15
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 50 minutes
Total time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Salted Caramel (recipe follows)
  • 2 cups pretzels (crushed)
  • 18.3 oz or 13x9 recipe size boxed brownie

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-x-13-inch baking pan.
2. Prepare the Salted Caramel. Set aside to cool.
3. Prepare the brownies according to the directions on the box. Pour about 3/4 of the brownie batter into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the pretzels evenly on top. Pour the Caramel Sauce evenly on top. Spoon the remaining brownies batter in large dollops on the top of the Caramel Sauce. Lightly spread the dollops over the top. Don't worry, the batter won't spread over the entire top.
4. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Use your best judgment on the baking time here. The bottom will be gooey because of all the moisture.
5. Cool to room temperature, cut and serve. It may be easiest to spoon the brownies out because of the gooey texture.

Tip

Don't crush the pretzels to a dust, instead keep them in pieces for more of a crunch.  

Salted Caramel

Serves 1 cup
Prep time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter, softened (cut into tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt or sea salt

Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, begin cooking the sugar over medium heat. Stir occasionally as the sugar begins to melt. The sugar will form clumps and then begin melting down and develop an amber color. As the sugar begins melting be sure to stir frequently so the sugar doesn’t burn.
2. When the sugar has melted and is smooth, add the butter. It will froth up. Stir constantly until the butter has completely melted.
3. Slowly add the cream. It will bubble up as you add it. Continue stirring constantly and allow the mixture to boil for about 1 minute.
4. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt.
5. Set aside and allow the mixture to cool to warm and begins to thicken before pouring on the brownies.

Tip

This also makes a great dipping sauce with fruit or an ice cream topping. 

3 thoughts on “Gooey Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

  1. GOOD MORNING TO ALL——–RECIPE SOUNDS REALLY GOOD AND AM MAKING IT AS SOON AS I CAN GET THE INGREDIENCE. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD PUT A PRINT BUTTON SO WE CAN PRINT OFF JUST THE RECIPE. THANKS LOADS. I’LL BE WATCHING FOR YOU ON THE NEW COOKING SHOW, BE SURE TO KEEP REMINDING ALL OF US. TILL NEXT TIME. SLIMPABCAM

    • great idea, sorry new to adding recipes to the blog. We’ve added a print link to the bottom of the recipe and will go back through and add the link to the back recipes. Thanks for the suggestion!

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