Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Swirl Brownies I have officially decided via a very unofficial and extremely tiny poll on Facebook (okay it was two people) that everyone loves peanut butter, pretzels, caramel and chocolate together.  More specifically they really like it when it is in a brownie.

My little crowd sourcing began mostly because I was looking for some sort of motivation to get writing and it ended up as a conversation between myself and Anita from the Hungry Couple about how brownies just sell themselves. Oh that second person, that’d be my trainer reminding me to bake another batch and bring her some to my next class 🙂 .

Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Swirl Brownies

So yes, delicious chocolatey, fudgy, double dose of peanut buttery and caramel swirly brownies.  Sold? I thought so.  That double dose of peanut butter?  That comes from peanut butter filled pretzels, plus peanut butter in the batter.

I’d go on, but yours truly is still trying to recover from my awesome weekend at Eat, Write, Retreat.  I’ll bring you a recap next week, but going into the jam packed weekend recovering from a cold has left me exhausted this week.  I think I’m going to sleep all weekend!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Swirl Brownies
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  • 8oz (1 cup) bittersweet chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter filled pretzels
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, butter and peanut butter until smooth. Let cool slightly.
  3. Stir in the sugar and cocoa powder into the melted chocolate and then the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  4. Add the flour and salt and mix until there are no white streaks remaining, be careful not to over mix the batter.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter pretzels and then pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Dollop the caramel sauce around the top of the batter and with a skewer or a knife, swirl the caramel around.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, testing with a toothpick in the center to make sure it is completely done. If not, bake for an additional minute or two until it is clean.
  8. Let cool completely before removing the brownies from the pan and cutting into squares.
Recipe Type: Dessert, Chocolate

Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Swirl Brownies

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11 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Swirl Brownies

  1. Dan from Platter Talk

    Sometimes it is good to be like everyone else – I am most definitely among those who love peanut butter, pretzels, caramel, and chocolate! Each by themselves is fine, but together…watch out! Great post, great idea!!

  2. Kim@Treats & Trinkets

    Umm, these sound like the best brownies ever. No lie. I love those peanut butter filled pretzels. Put them in a brownies with caramel and more peanut butter, and you’ve earned my undying devotion!

  3. Jenn and Seth

    I already made these tonight (I substituted regular pretzels) and they are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. so good. thank you for this most awesome of brownie recipes Susan!!


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