Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Blondies

Chocolate Chip-Pretzel BlondiesRecipe
Photo: Ben Fink; Styling: Stephana Bottom


24 large blondies (serving size: 1 blondie)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 234
Fat 11 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Sodium 128 mg


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed salted pretzels (about 3 oz.)
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment.

2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and 1 cup pretzels. Spread evenly in baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

3. In a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate with peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over blondies. Sprinkle with remaining crushed pretzels. Let cool before cutting into squares.

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