Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies Will Be Your New Salty-sweet Craving

There’s something special about a dessert that hits the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Well, when we found this recipe for peanut butter pretzel brownies, we knew we hit the sweet-salty jackpot.

How can you go wrong with a combination of a chewy chocolate brownie, creamy peanut butter and crunchy, salty pretzels? Then add a glorious chocolate glaze on the top of it all to take it to dessert heaven!

Are you ready to make some of these next-level brownies and dig in? This recipe from Betty Crocker is so simple that you’ll be treating yourself and the family in no time at all!

Betty Crocker


First, you will want to make the doughy part of brownies. Betty Crocker recommends that you use one box of their dark chocolate fudge brownie mix. You’ll also need water, butter, eggs and several cups of mini pretzel twists.

You will make the peanut butter swirl that goes into the brownies separately. For that, you’ll need creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Lastly, you’ll need semisweet chocolate chips and more butter for the chocolate glaze.

Prepare the brownies as you would any brownie recipe, but you’ll also break half of the pretzel twists into pieces and stir them into brownie batter. Then you spread half of the batter into the pan and set the rest aside for later.

Next, you’ll combine peanut butter swirl ingredients until smooth, and add it by the spoonful on to the brownie batter in the pan. Use a knife to swirl the mixes together and then top with the rest of the pretzel bites.

After baking this pan of brownies, you’ll need to allow it to cool for 30 minutes. Towards the end of that cooling time, you can start to make the chocolate glaze. When the brownies are no longer hot but the glaze is nice and melty, drizzle the glaze over the cooled brownies. Let your masterpiece rest for 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

You’ll have 16 brownies from this recipe — try not to eat them all yourself!

Looking for some other brownie recipes to whip up in your kitchen? Try these peanut butter cookie stuffed brownies, these apple cinnamon “brownies” (actually, they are blondies) or any of these three easy brownie treats.