Irresistibly nutty and salty, these peanut butter pretzel brownies are for the die-hard chocolate lover in everyone's lives. Incorporating Reese's candies, crushed pretzel bits, and a heaping spoonful of creamy peanut butter, these rich, decadent squares are perfect for you next potluck dessert party, special occasion, or late night craving. For an added bonus, go ahead and eat them warm out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream.
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Reese's Pieces
1/2 cup crushed pretzels
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with foil, draping foil over edges. Mist with cooking spray.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth. Let cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, eggs, vanilla and salt until smooth and pale, about 30 seconds. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture and peanut butter. Stir in flour until just combined. Stir in Reese's Pieces, then pour batter into baking pan. Sprinkle crushed pretzels over batter.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into brownies comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack and let cool completely. Lift brownies out of pan, remove foil and cut into 12 pieces. Wrap brownies in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.