These magical bars will hit that salty, sweet, indulgent tooth and can satisfy even the most intense need for chocolate.
They are a perfect balance of gooey fudgy texture with a salty punch, truly to die for. Top these cuties off with some vanilla bean ice cream and you’ll have…One brownie to rule them all. You can enjoy White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Brownies as well
PRETZEL CRUST FUDGY BROWNIES
WHAT MAKES THESE BROWNIES SO DECADENT?
I like to add a secret ingredient in my brownies that really up the chocolate flavor- an Instant espresso or instant coffee packet. Adding the instant coffee really allows the true richness of the chocolate to shine.
If you choose to make this recipe definitely don’t skip that powder, I believe it’s truly essential!
Using a blend of dark chocolate bars.
Lindt and Ghiraldelli are my two favorites, you could absolutely use milk chocolate as well or even use all chocolate chips but we are already making this an over the top brownie, so I say get the good stuff!
IS THE PRETZEL CRUST NECESSARY ?
In Short – YESSS
While recipe testing brownies, I really took a dive into texture and what I liked most about certain brownies
I came to the conclusion that I LOVED an ooey gooey brownie, but was missing the bite of a cakey brownie. I also was in a sugar coma and really was missing some salt.
SO that’s when I arrived at platform – pretzel crust fudgy brownie.
The crust adds such a nice salty balance and honestly a much needed break from the chocolate overload, they are a match made in heaven!
CAN I MAKE THESE BROWNIES IN DIFFERENT SIZED PANS?
Yes you can.
I used an 8×8 pan, lowered my temperature, and baked them longer because I love a thick brownie, but you can also use a 9×9 pan as well.
Any larger of a pan will yield you thinner brownies and might alter the baking time.
TIPS FOR MAKING PRETZEL CRUST BROWNIES
Whipping the eggs and sugar excessively.
Like WHIP IT…whip it GOOD.
To get that crinkly top, and fudgy texture the eggs and sugar have to be whipped for several minutes, like 6 to 8 minutes.
DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
Gently folding in the melted chocolate with the eggs until just combined is Important, do not over mix at this step. Same goes for the flour and chocolate chips, gently fold with a spatula.
Be sure to keep an eye on your pretzel crust when you place it in the oven, If you leave it in too long it will burn and you will have to start over.