Some days you want a little something extra in your dessert.  These peanut butter Pretzel brownies bars are the perfect balance of sweet and salty in one delicious bar.

There is a little work involved in them, but definitely worth the effort.   The crunch of the pretzel crust with the chewy brownie and salty peanut butter makes this brownie a home run for any occasion!!

 

Pretzel Crust

  • 3 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
Pretzel Crust Directions:
  1. Combine in a bowl until the pretzel are well coated
  2. Press into the bottom of a greased 9x13" pan. 
  3. Set aside.


Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Brownie Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, coffee, sugar, and vanilla. Blend until creamy 
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture.
  6. Pour mixture evenly over pretzel crust.
  7. Bake 35-40 minutes


Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 2 cups melted creamy peanut butter - Melt in microwave for 30 seconds at a time 
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Frosting Directions: 
  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth 
  2. Spread peanut butter mixture over hot brownies. 
  3. Tip: Start in the middle and spread outwards so you don't get brownie crumbs in your frosting.
  4. Chill brownies in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
  5. Enjoy the deliciousness!! 

Let me know how your Brownies came out from this recipe!

As always, Happy Baking!

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