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Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

J will be the first to tell you that I’m incapable of exercising moderation, particularly when it comes to good eats.  I’m an all or nothing kind of gal.  Case in point?  These 3 layer brownies.  Homemade salted caramel sauce {a recipe that only takes 3 minutes, by the way} gets generously oozed over the salty bite of crunchy pretzels with a base of rich, dark chocolate brownies.

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies
 
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Serves: 4-6 Servings
Ingredients
Brownies
  • 1½ c unbleached flour
  • 1 c good, unsweetened dark cocoa
  • 1 ts fine salt
  • 2 sticks soft, unsalted butter
  • 1 c brown sugar + 2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tb vanilla extract
  • ½ tb instant coffee
  • 4 room temperature eggs
Salted Caramel
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • ½ c half and half
  • 4 tb unsalted butter
  • 1 ts salt
  • ½ ts vanilla extract
Pretzels
Instructions
  1. In the first bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, and salt.
  2. In the second bowl, cream together the butter and sugars for 3-5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Blend in the vanilla, coffee, and eggs to the second bowl, adding the eggs one at a time.
  4. In thirds, sprinkle the first bowl into the second, mixing just to combine.
  5. Pour into a well greased pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
  6. For the caramel sauce, combine everything together and heat until it gets thick and smooth. Cool at room temperature or in the fridge until ready to use. {Check the link above for a step by step video on this caramel sauce}
  7. To assemble, line the top of the cooled brownies with pretzels then generously drizzle with caramel sauce.

And if you liked this recipe, be sure to check out my chocolate ganache mint brownies or my paleo brownies for a healthier option 😉

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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