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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies

These brownies are a fun way to combine your peanut butter and chocolate craving all in one BIG DOSE! The pretzels add a delicious crunch to these amazingly scrumptious brownies!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies
1 cube butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 oz. semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3/4 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2/3 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Peanut butter topping:
4 T butter, melted
1/2 c. powdered sugar
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. vanilla

Pretzels, crushed coarsely (you don't want crumbs)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish.

In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan combine, butter, unsweetened chocolate, semi sweet chocolate and vanilla. Stir until melted. Turn off heat. Cool slightly and whisk in sugar until well combined. Next add eggs one at a time and stir until sell combined. Add flour mixture and stir. Pour evenly into prepared pan.

To make Peanut butter topping:
Beat together melted butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and salt until smooth. Pour over top of brownie batter and use a butter knife to swirl the two together.

Sprinkle crushed pretzels on top of peanut butter topping and bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Let cool. Cut into squares. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a wonderful treat!

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