Salty & Sweet: Pretzel-Crusted Brownies

Salty & Sweet: Pretzel-Crusted Brownies

We like a nut in our brownie—something toasty and crunchy to break up the texture and add a little extra oomph. But pretzels are even better! Salty, crispy, and a perfect complement to gooey chocolate. A couple of these recipes throw in some peanut butter for good measure. Number two even uses a boxed mix, if you have a favorite and just want to amp it up. We think keeping the pretzels as a crust or topping (rather than mixing them in) is crucial; they'd probably lose some of their crunch if they were folded into the batter. • 1. Peanut Butter Fudge Pretzel Brownies, from How Sweet It Is. • 2. Caramel and Chocolate Chip Brownies with a Pretzel Crust, from Love from the Oven. • 3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies, from Joy the Baker. • 4. Chocolate Chip Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust, from Simply Scratch. Which one looks the best to you? Related: Snack Recipe: Extra Dark Brownies with Sea Salt and Lime (Images: Jessica/How Sweet It Is; Christi/Love from the Oven; Joy Wilson; Laurie/Simply Scratch)
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