I’m a bit of a fan of brownies. I didn’t used to be. But over the past year or so I must have made them about 20 times…or maybe even more! Probably not a good thing but everytime I make them they just get better and better.
Gooey, fudgey and heavy on chocolate. Sometimes I do find that brownies can be overly sweet and if you want to change this and mix it up a little then this is the recipe for you. I have tried lots of salted caramel brownies, or normal brownies with sea salt flakes on top but these ones with pretzel sticks on top are my current fave.
Using three different types of chocolate as well as vanilla bean paste and the all important salted sticks.
You can of course use normal pretzels on top – I use these sticks called Paluszki as they are incredibly cheap in the world food aisle and so addictive. Anyone else a bit in love with the World Food aisle? Same products, packaged differently ..way cheaper.
Triple Chocolate Pretzel Brownies
You will need:
275g softened salted butter
375g golden vanilla caster sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla paste/or extract
75g cocoa powder
100g self raising flour
35g white chocolate chunks/chips
35g dark chocolate chunks/chips
35g milk chocolate chips
25 pretzel sticks
Preheat your oven to gas mark 4/180 and line grease a 12 by 9 traybake tin.
Put all ingredients aside from your sticks and icing sugar into a stand mixer and blend until thoroughly combined- the mixture will be a bit lumpy due to your choc chunks. Pour into your tin, lightly press your pretzel sticks into the top and bake for 30-35 mins or until the edges are starting to come away from the sides but there is still a wobble. The perfect brownie has a slightly crisp top with a gooey middle.
Leave to cool slightly then dust with icing sugar and cut into squares. This keeps very well for a few days ( if you can resist).