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Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Blondies

Photo: Ben Fink; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 30 mins
Yield 24 large blondies (serving size: 1 blondie)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 234
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 33 mg
  • sodium 128 mg

How to Make It

  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.

Also appeared in: All You, None, 2014, Get Ready for Summer Special;