Fudgy & Crunchy Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies

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Don’t want to make your own brownie batter? Use a mix 🙂
Brownie playlist:

Brownie batter layer: (good brownie just on its own)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla (not shown in video, but I put some in there)
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup crushed salted pretzels (I used the mini ones because these are the ones on the tops of the brownies, but you can use any size)

*If you want to used a brownie mix, prepare it according to package directions and stir in the chocolate chips and pretzel bits.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over the stove on heat (or in a large bowl in the microwave).
Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla. Stir in cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in pretzel pieces and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into a greased 8×8″ baking dish that has been greased or lined with aluminum foil (lightly grease foil)

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup smooth
Stir all these ingredients together until smooth in a small bowl.

Spoon the batter onto the top of the brownie batter and swirl the layers together slightly, leaving pockets of peanut butter layer.
Arrange 16 mini onto top of the batter 4×4 rows. Each pretzel will indicate one serving.

Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes until edges appear dry and center is set (not giggly). Don’t overbake. Allow to cool.

Chocolate glaze:
Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 2 tbsp of butter (in microwave or on stove) and place in a plastic bag with the corner cut off.
Drizzle chocolate over the cooled brownies. Allow to set and cut into squares.

This recipe is a combination of two ideas/recipes.
The idea for the and the recipe for the swirl comes from the Betty Crocker website.
The brownie batter recipe was found on the food.com website.


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16 Comments for Fudgy & Crunchy Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies

  1. Hannah Gandon on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    I missed your videos so much!!

  2. Of Mumford & Bastille on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    Woo so early :D

  3. Kaykay10393 on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    How would the baking instructions change if I used cookie dough instead of
    the peanut butter mix??? I’m allergic to peanuts but this looks sooo good I
    have to make it somehow!!!

  4. Nim's channel on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    why don’t you upload video on others days ….. miss your videos 🙁
    …please reply :)

  5. RedVelvetD0nut on September 4, 2015: (Reply)


  6. JDM Lazaro on September 4, 2015: (Reply)


  7. One Kitchen - A Thousand Ideas on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    YUUUM they looks super delicious :-D

  8. yoyomax12 - the diet free zone on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    I had to take a bit of a YouTube video vacation for a couple of weeks, but
    I am back! Thanks for sticking around :)

  9. ryanswan0 on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    YOYO! You have to google “perfect fudgy brownies baking bites” and make the
    Flash Freeze Brownies. Assuming you haven’t found this technique already.

  10. Hannah Gandon on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    this made my day so much. I just had X-rays this morning and when I hit
    back I had a yoyomax12 video to enjoy!

  11. Yesi Briceño on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    these look really good!!!

  12. Nicole B (Nikki) on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    We have missed you @yoyomax12, from Utah, USA!! Thanks for sharing another
    yummy treat. love watching your videos. you make it look like a piece of
    cake! Pun intended :)

  13. LpsFnafLuv Harry Potter Purrductions on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    What if you don’t like pretzels? Help Tammy please.

  14. Aíta Yusta on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    This looks amazing! So yummy.

  15. Kirsty Rhodes-yeomans on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    Yay you’re back! And with auch a delicious recipe! Hope you’re okay Tammy!
    You were truly missed x

  16. Alayna Dunlap on September 4, 2015: (Reply)

    Definitely will have to try these after I heal from my wisdom teeth
    surgery. Looks awesome, great job! Missed your videos!

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