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Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins

These chocolate brownies are topped with homemade peanut butter frosting and chocolate covered pretzels!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies
Servings: 9 -12 large brownies
Author: Michelle
  • 1 Boxed Brownie Mix or Homemade Brownie Mix
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1-2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • 1/8 cup chocolate, melted (semi-sweet, milk or dark)
  • 1/2 cup pretzels (sticks or minis)
  • or you can use store bought chocolate covered pretzels
  1. Make your brownies (boxed or homemade batter) according to their instructions and bake them in a 9x9 or 11x7 pan.
  2. Allow them to cool completely.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  1. While the brownies are cooling, if you're making your own pretzels, melt the chocolate chips over a double broiler or in the microwave.
  2. Mix the pretzels into the chocolate, and allow to cool in the refrigerator until firm (about 30 minutes or so).
  3. Once they have cooled, break them into pieces.
Peanut Butter Frosting
  1. With a hand mixer or standing mixer, beat butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the frosting reaches your desired consistency. I used about 1 1/2 cups.
  3. Add in vanilla. Beat until combined.
  4. Fold in chocolate covered pretzel pieces.
  5. Spread peanut butter frosting over the brownies.
  6. Slice and serve.
  7. Enjoy!